Crime: police take steps to curb stone-throwing

2012-10-17 00:00

POLICE have rolled up their sleeves to deprive would-be vehicle attackers of stones and bricks that are easily available ammunition at Hibberdene.

Spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Zandra Wiid said the clean-up had been done ahead of the holiday season to prevent the stoning of cars and the throwing of obstacles into the road by criminals who want to stop and rob vehicles.

“We don’t want to wait until an incident like that happens at Hibberdene, then do a clean-up afterwards,” she said.

In addition to the on-ramp on to the N2, north of Hibberdene, police cleared the areas around the overhead bridges at Mtwalume, Turton and Mfazazana.

“We will concentrate on having regular roadblocks on the freeway and secondary roads to ensure that firearms and drugs are not slipping through,” Wiid added.

Protection Services and the Road Traffic Inspectorate will join in the roadblocks to ensure that vehicles are roadworthy and drivers are in possession of drivers’ licences.

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