Police and Hartlepool engineering firm team up to stop nuisance cars and off-road bikes in their tracks

Anti-social visitors to a Hartlepool beauty spot will find their access blocked thanks to a partnership between police and a town employer.

Friday, 18th June 2021, 4:22 pm

Six large concrete rings have been provided by Seymour Civil Engineering to neighbourhood police to stop nuisance and criminal use of off-road bikes, quad bikes and cars at Summerhill country park.

Weighing between a quarter and half a tonne Seymour donated, delivered and installed the rings that will be used to block access to fields, and protect crops and livestock.

It also means unauthorised vehicular access through to Summerhill Park from the Dalton Piercy farm will be denied.

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Six of the large concrete rings have been donated by Seymour Civil Engineering to block unauthorised access by vehicles to Summerhill Country Park in Hartlepool.

Cleveland Police have thanked Seymour for their “amazing support”.

Last month, police employed drones to monitor Summerhill and nearby Ward Jackson Park from the air following an increase in complaints about young people causing criminal damage,arson, anti-social behaviour and disorder.

Extra patrols by police and council officers were also introduced after the upsurge in incidents following the onset of the lighter nights.

Hartlepool Neighbourhood Policing Team’s Temporary Chief Inspector Mark Haworth said earlier this year: “Officers are regularly patrolling the area following reports of criminal damage and issues with off-road bikes.

“We want to ensure Summerhill Country Park continues to be enjoyed by our communities and this behaviour is not acceptable. If you see behaviour you’re concerned about, or have information which could assist the police, please call 101.”

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