Crackdown by police hailed as a success

Police carry out checks on motorists in Daventry
Police carry out checks on motorists in Daventry

Cannabis plants and stolen goods were recovered during a police crackdown on crime in Daventry on Wednesday, September 17.

Two men were arrested and charged on suspicion of drugs offences after police obtained search warrants for three homes on the Southbrook estate, while a third man received a caution for possession of cannabis.

The raids were carried as part of a ‘Day of Action’ coordinated by Daventry District and South Northamptonshire Community Safety Partnership.

Police stopped 74 vehicles on the A45 just south of Daventry, issuing 13 drivers with advisory notices for offences including low tyre tread, insurance offences and lack of road-worthiness.

Four were issued with fixed penalty notices and two drivers were banned from continuing their onward journey until urgent repairs had been made.

Officers from HM Revenue and Customs were also checking for the use of red diesel, only permitted for use by agricultural vehicles, but none was found.

Elsewhere a licensing officer from DDC visited 11 licensed premises with officers from Northamptonshire Fire, who made safety checks.

Environmental Health officers from DDC hosted a display in the town centre focussing on dog warden services and action being taken by the council to combat dog fouling, littering, and other nuisances. Kevin Fagan, community partnerships manager, said:“This was the third Day of Action we’ve held this year and it was one of the biggest, with a real focus on enforcement.