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Big rise in seatbelt offences detected

PIC LISA FERGUSON  06/05/2014
Police Officers from Leith Police Station take part in Operation Wolf today around the Leith area
Local officers will be conducting high-visibility patrols in the Leith area and conducting stop and searches to deter and detect a variety of offences.
PC David Hamilton and PC Chris Campbell are part of todays operation

PIC LISA FERGUSON 06/05/2014 Police Officers from Leith Police Station take part in Operation Wolf today around the Leith area Local officers will be conducting high-visibility patrols in the Leith area and conducting stop and searches to deter and detect a variety of offences. PC David Hamilton and PC Chris Campbell are part of todays operation

Almost double the number of drivers and passengers were caught in the Borders for not wearing seatbelts in 2013/14 than the previous period.

The provisional police performance figures were presented to the council last week by area commander Chief Inspector Andy Clark.

More than 460 people were dealt with for such offences in 2013/14, which Chief Insp Clark said would hopefully have a “positive impact” on the number of people killed or seriously injured on local roads.

The provisional statistics show a 50% fall in the number of people killed, down to four. There was also a fall in the number of people sustaining serious injuries in crashes.

Chief Insp Clark also reported that the detection rate locally, almost 58%, is 6% above the Police Scotland average and that the detection rate for domestic abuse offences rose to 85% last year, and for sexual offences climbed to 77%.

 

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