Police are continuing efforts to tackle anti-social behaviour in Weymouth town centre and on the seafront.

Officers said a local man had been charged with breaching a Community Protection Notice (CPN).

He was arrested on Tuesday following an incident on the

Esplanade and will be appearing in court in the next few weeks.

CPNs are aimed at preventing unreasonable behaviour that is having a negative impact on people’s quality of life. Such a notice requires the behaviour to stop.

A spokesman for Weymouth and Portland Police said: “CPNs are one of the tools that we can use to tackle anti-social behaviour as part of an escalation process. Breaches may result in a Criminal Behaviour Order being sought, with positive

requirements included aimed at preventing reoffending and

providing support.

“We are aware that anti-social behaviour is a matter of concern for many of the residents of Weymouth and Portland and we are continuing to work with our partners to reduce this.”

To report anti-social behaviour to police call 101, visit Dorset Police’s website or email 101 @dorset.pnn.police.uk.