Police have been taking part in “proactive patrols” in the Maldon district.

Officers have been performing patrols in between their day-to-day activities over the last few weeks.

On July 23, the community policing team and the rural engagement team conducted speed checks in Mundon, after reports from concerned members of the public.

Several drivers were reported for speeding and one for not wearing a seatbelt. Police also seized a vehicle and reported the driver for having no insurance.

Also on this date, police community support officers were in Tollesbury on foot patrol after reports of anti-social behaviour in the area.

On July 24, officers were in Maldon to also act on community intelligence for speed checks, however reported that most drivers were abiding by the speed limit.

A spokesman said: “We conduct these speed checks as part of our commitment to vision zero to reduce serious injury on the roads and we still have plenty of officers dealing with 999 calls whilst we do this.”

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One week later on July 31, the rural engagement team and marine unit were in the district patrolling the rural coastline and identifying any anti-social behaviour on the water.

In between these patrols, police seized an uninsured vehicle, reported the driver and were even given an ice cream by a member of the public.

Lastly, on Tuesday, August 2, Police Community Support Officers were back in Maldon at The Promenade for high visibility foot patrols to keep everyone safe during the busy school holiday period.