POLICE in Kingsteignton have launched a crackdown on drug dealing and anti-social behaviour.

Officers from the neighbourhood team have been targeting specific areas following complaints from residents.

Acting on information received that drug dealing has been seen going on at Humber Bridge and Hestow Bridge, officers are patrolling these areas on a daily basis and will question anyone found parked on the bridges.

During routine patrols, they have also discovered evidence of drug taking.

Graffiti has also been found in some areas.

While on patrol at the boxing club and changing rooms in Homers Lane, officers caught several youths climbing on the roof of the derelict buildings.

PCSO Vanessa Pike said: ‘This is not only extremely dangerous as the roof is unsafe, the land is also privately owned.’

Other areas targeted included Higher Sandygate where off-road motorcycles have been causing a nuisance.

The land belongs to Lord Clifford and neighbours have complained to police about the noise.

Riders are being warned that the quarry site is very dangerous with several hidden patches of quicksand.

Fly-tipping has also been reported along the old Roman Road.