PSNI increases car crime patrols in west Belfast
Police are to step up patrols in the lower Falls area of west Belfast in a clampdown on anti-social behaviour and car crime.
Officers said the special two-month operation had been triggered after concerns were raised by members of the community.
They said a zero tolerance approach toward offenders would be taken.
PSNI area commander for west Belfast Chief Inspector Emma Bond said: “We have listened to community concerns and are now taking steps to tackle issues raised by increasing our police presence in the area in the run-up to Christmas and into the new year,” she said.
“From Monday, there will be an increase in the number of police patrols in the area on a daily basis. This will include officers from the local neighbourhood team, the auto-crime and operational policing teams and response officers as well as tactical support officers.
“As well as patrolling the area, police officers will be taking the opportunity to talk to local residents and hear about the issues of most concern to them.”
Ms Bond added: “We need local residents to report anti-social behaviour and criminal activity to us.” Police can be contacted at Grosvenor Road station on 0845 600 8000.