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Rhondda BMX track cuts crime

The Trehafod BMX bike track project has been recognised as one of the best initiatives for crime prevention in Europe. South Wales Police says anti-social behaviour in the Porth area has been nearly halved since 2009.

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Anti-social behaviour nearly halved since 2009

The bike track was built after local youngsters said there was nothing for them to do. Credit: South Wales Police

The Trehafod BMX bike track project will now be included in a list of best and promising examples of community policing in Europe, which will be published by the European Commission next year.

The project - which has nearly halved anti-social behaviour in Porth since 2009 - was showcased at an international policing seminar in Italy in July.

Local people had complained that young people were riding their bikes dangerously through the community. Credit: South Wales Police

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