Eight arrested and 60 drinkers moved on in operation to clean up streets of Weymouth

Eight arrested and 60 drinkers moved on in operation to clean up streets of Weymouth

Eight arrested and 60 drinkers moved on in operation to clean up streets of Weymouth

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POLICE have hailed the success of an operation to clean up the streets of Weymouth.

Officers concluded a two week long operation yesterday that targeted street drinkers and those seen to be acting in an anti-social manner along Weymouth seafront.

During the operation, 22 Section 27 dispersal orders were issued to people who were seen to be acting in an anti-social manner and 60 street drinkers were moved on following reports of anti-social behaviour. In total, eight people were arrested for being drunk and disorderly, drunk on a highway and in breach of Section 27 dispersal orders.

Powers given to police to prevent or stop alcohol-related crime and disorder allow them to order a person to leave a designated area and not return up to 48 hours. If this order is breached it could lead to an arrest.

PC Nicko Oldham from the Enhanced Policing Team in Weymouth, said: “It was highlighted to us that the public had concerns about people along the seafront who were regularly drunk and abusive.

“Through this operation, patrols were increased in an effort to tackle anti-social behaviour so the beautiful seafront in Weymouth can be enjoyed without exception.”

Borough council spokesman for community safety Cllr Mike Goodman said: “I congratulate the police on a good piece of work.

“I hope that the message has been received that Weymouth is a family resort and those who get drunk, abuse visitors, cause damage and generally spoil other people’s enjoyment are not welcome here.”

Council spokesman for community facilities Cllr Ian Bruce added: “Although anti-social behaviour is at a historic low level, the borough has a zero-tolerance attitude to vandalism in our parks, toilets, benches and other community facilities.

“The police tell us much of these problems come from the anti-social street drinkers and I am delighted that they have followed through on their promise of action.”

Dorset Police will continue to work alongside the public to ensure these issues are monitored and dealt with.

People who see anyone involved in alcohol related disorder, or acting in an anti-social manner can 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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3:03pm Tue 19 Aug 14

35vulcan35 says...

Good start, but needs more actioned. 2 weeks project is not enough, needs 24 hours a day monitoring. Why 'move the troublemakers on' ? Send 'em straight to jail !
Good start, but needs more actioned. 2 weeks project is not enough, needs 24 hours a day monitoring. Why 'move the troublemakers on' ? Send 'em straight to jail ! 35vulcan35
  • Score: 27

3:45pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Peter Gunn says...

Not before time, don't let it be a 'one off' exercise!
Not before time, don't let it be a 'one off' exercise! Peter Gunn
  • Score: 22

3:47pm Tue 19 Aug 14

mollyanna says...

Good move ___ NOT __ you got them off the prom so where do they go , back of the royal , train station and along the lake
Does this mean the queen is here for a 2 week holiday ? And walking her dogs along the prom ?
I know the years fly by as we get older , thank you , as I never realized it was because a year was only 2 weeks
Good move ___ NOT __ you got them off the prom so where do they go , back of the royal , train station and along the lake Does this mean the queen is here for a 2 week holiday ? And walking her dogs along the prom ? I know the years fly by as we get older , thank you , as I never realized it was because a year was only 2 weeks mollyanna
  • Score: -13

7:28am Wed 20 Aug 14

Atilla says...

This should be happening 24 hours a day 365 days a year! Never mind moving them on........chuck them in the drunk tank and stop their benefits!!
This should be happening 24 hours a day 365 days a year! Never mind moving them on........chuck them in the drunk tank and stop their benefits!! Atilla
  • Score: 8

12:48pm Thu 21 Aug 14

codlips says...

Hardly a news story, this should be happening all the time, surely its part of the polices' everyday job?
Hardly a news story, this should be happening all the time, surely its part of the polices' everyday job? codlips
  • Score: 3

4:49pm Fri 22 Aug 14

stroller says...

Well done for doing your jobs for once!!! didn't last long tho theyre back already, lovely smell of p*iss as you go under westham underpass that,ll get the holidaymakers flocking back, not!!!
Well done for doing your jobs for once!!! didn't last long tho theyre back already, lovely smell of p*iss as you go under westham underpass that,ll get the holidaymakers flocking back, not!!! stroller
  • Score: 0

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