Police clamp down on drivers in Southbourne

Sussex Police
Sussex Police

AN EVENING of action in Southbourne saw nine motorists fined.

Drivers were pulled over for using mobile phones at the wheel, speeding and not wearing a seatbelt on Friday, July 5.

Officers from Chichester neighbourhood policing team ran the operation on the A259 in the community to tackle offenders. A total of nine vehicles were pulled over and their drivers were handed fixed penalty notices for a series of offences.

The team also carried out checks at four licensed premises in the area, and at three of those, traces of cocaine were found in their toilets.

Further work to investigate will begin and the premises will be working hard with the police to combat drug use.

“We have listened to local residents who have raised concerns to us about speeding and various other driving offences in and around their communities,” said PCSO Jason Lemm.

“Driving without wearing a seatbelt has been illegal for 30 years now but we still deal with it on a daily basis across the district.

“These days will continue and we will work with local neighbourhoods to deal with the issue of speeding and other road-related offences.”

Anyone interested in joining a Community Speed Watch volunteer group should visit www.sussex.police.uk and contact their local PCSO.