A MAJOR police crackdown in Moreton resulted in the arrest of twelve people, the seizure of six cars and the temporary closure of a pub.
Last Wednesday, officers focussed their attention on the area following contact from residents.
A total of 63 vehicles were stopped as part of the clampdown, resulting in the seizure of six cars for not having valid tax or insurance.
This was coupled with a truancy sweep by the council.
Seven youths were stopped during school hours and quizzed on their non-attendance.
As a result, five of the youngsters were returned to lessons.
In a separate strand of the effort, licensing officers visited the Coach and Horses and the Plough pubs, who were given warnings for breaches of licence.
The Millhouse pub, on Millhouse Lane, was closed for half an hour for not having a licensee on the premises.
A mobile police station was established in Town Meadow Lane to reassure the community while the action was ongoing.
The crackdown resulted in the arrests of three men for drugs offences.
Among them, a 32-year-old man was charged with possession of cannabis, a 22-year-old man was given a warning for possession of the same drug and a 17-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possessing, with intent to supply, cannabis.
He was released on bail, pending further enquiries.
Other action saw a 43-year-old man arrested for theft, now released on bail, a 19-year-old man was charged with assault and attempted robbery, a 30-year-old man was charged with a public order offence and a 31-year-old man, arrested for a public order offence and possession of cannabis, received a caution.
Five people were arrested for unpaid fines, valued at £6,552.69, and two fines were handed out for driving offences.