Police to tackle Plymouth school parking

Police patrols outside primary schools in Plymouth have begun in a bid to tackle unsafe parking by parents.

The patrols follow concerns from residents that a child could be hurt or killed as parents attempt to park as close to the schools as possible.

Officers and police community support officers (PCSOs) will patrol five schools until the end of January.

A police spokesman said enforcement measures would be used if the problems persisted.

The team of 17 PCSOs and four neighbourhood beat officers will visit each school at least twice a week and talk to parents about safe and legal parking on the school run.

PC Debbie Benwell said: "We are constantly being told by residents of their concerns at the manner of parking."

The schools involved are Mayflower Primary School, Montpelier Primary School, Pennycross Primary School, Weston Mill Primary School and Hyde Park Primary School.

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