October Column: PC Lisa Hawtin

October 02 2012

News from on the beat with Keynsham beat manager PC Lisa Hawtin

October Column: PC Lisa Hawtin

PC Lisa HawtinPolice using a specially-trained dog arrested four people during a crackdown on drugs in pubs in Keynsham.

They also detected the use of cocaine, amphetamines and cannabis by another five people during the evening.

The operation on Friday, September 14, was staged following information from members of the public that drugs were being used in pubs in the town.

Earlier this summer neighbourhood officers, working with pub landlords, put up posters warning that police action was likely.

On the Friday officers visited, unannounced, a number of pubs with the British Transport Police drugs dog, Diesel, who identified nine people who may have been in contact with controlled drugs and enabled officers to carry out a search.

This was a very positive operation that sends out a strong message that we will not tolerate drugs use in pubs.

We are grateful to the pub landlords for their co-operation and we will be giving them more advice on how to detect and prevent drug use on their premises. We will definitely be taking Diesel the dog for another walk very soon.

Police at Youth Fest 2012

- The Youth Fest was a great success, celebrating youth from the local area. The police even helped mark the occasion with the Macarena alongside Bath and Bristol rugby teams and Keynsham Timeout.

- PACT Meetings – Please come along and let us know about issues affecting you and your neighbourhood.

Keynsham East, on Monday October 22, at 7pm, Sixth Form Block, Wellsway School.

Keynsham North & South, Wednesday, October 24, at 7pm, Queens Road Methodist Church.

Beat Surgery – Come and speak to a member of your local beat team with any queries, concerns or just a chat.

Keynsham East Wednesday, October 19, and Thursday, November 8, between 11am and 12.30pm at Co-Op Broadmead, Keynsham, or Friday, October 19, 9-10.30am at Dixes Café, Chandag Road, Keynsham.