Police crackdown on anti-social behaviour in Weymouth

Police crackdown on anti-social behaviour in Weymouth

Police crackdown on anti-social behaviour in Weymouth

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PEOPLE causing anti-social behaviour on the streets of Weymouth will be targeted as part of a two week long operation.

Starting from today, Dorset Police will increase patrols on the streets of Weymouth targeting street drinkers and those seen to be acting in an anti-social manner.

Officers have been made aware of issues along the seafront involving groups of people who are regularly drunk, abusive and causing concern to members of the public.

During this two week long operation, anyone seen to be acting in an anti-social manner will be issued with a Section 27 dispersal order preventing them from returning to the area for up to 48 hours.

If they breach this order they can be arrested.

Alcohol will be seized from anyone who is seen to be drinking in alcohol free areas of Weymouth Town which is a breach of local Byelaws.

Anyone who is found to be drunk and disorderly will also be arrested.

Weymouth Safer Neighbourhood Sergeant Steve Yeoman said: “The aim of this operation is to reduce anti-social behaviour and deal strongly with the issue of street drinkers in Weymouth.

“We are actively targeting these groups of people to ensure that those at fault are dealt with and that Weymouth remains a safe and beautiful place to live and visit.”

If you see anyone involved in alcohol related disorder, or acting in an anti-social manner, please call Dorset Police on 101 or go to dorset.police.uk and report them using the ‘Do It Online’ service.

If a crime is in progress or life in danger, dial 999 immediately.

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10:15am Mon 4 Aug 14

elloello1980 says...

oh, I thought the Police were meant to be looking out for anti-social behaviour already?
oh, I thought the Police were meant to be looking out for anti-social behaviour already? elloello1980
  • Score: 8

10:29am Mon 4 Aug 14

terra firma says...

Ah, perhaps that explains the overreaction regarding that 2 tone bridal honk story
Ah, perhaps that explains the overreaction regarding that 2 tone bridal honk story terra firma
  • Score: -1

10:34am Mon 4 Aug 14

DanWey says...

For two weeks police are going to be doing their job..
For two weeks police are going to be doing their job.. DanWey
  • Score: 11

10:46am Mon 4 Aug 14

arlbergbahn says...

yeah! You crack down on those hardened criminals with their Dukes of Hazzard horns!
yeah! You crack down on those hardened criminals with their Dukes of Hazzard horns! arlbergbahn
  • Score: -1

10:22pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Parkstreetshufle says...

Anyone found being drunk and disorderly. - hello. This is weymouth...
Anyone found being drunk and disorderly. - hello. This is weymouth... Parkstreetshufle
  • Score: 0

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