Posted on 30th July 2014
Police in Whaley Bridge are heading out on increased patrols to tackle anti-social behaviour (ASB) in the community.
The Safer Neighbourhood officers will be combating the issue after residents raised concerns of groups of youths acting anti-socially and causing a disturbance to people living in the area.
There have been a number of recent incidents of damage in the area and police are encouraging anyone with any information to contact them on 101.
Overnight between 6pm on Friday, July 18 and 8am on Saturday, July 19, offenders used an unknown instrument to smash the glass of a garage door. The incident took place at a property on Reservoir Road in Whaley Bridge.
Between Tuesday, July 15 and Wednesday, July 16, a fire was started in the Memorial Park on Wheatsheaf Road in Whaley Bridge. The small fire caused damage to the wooden ramp of the zip-wire in the children’s play area.
The Whaley Bridge Safer Neighbourhood Team will be stepping up patrols to identify groups of youths taking part in ASB and to advise them about the consequences of causing a disturbance in the neighbourhood and the dangers of underage drinking.
The policing team will be interacting with the youngsters to deter them from ASB and will also be speaking to local residents to keep them updated with their work to tackle the issue.
Police are warning people of the consequences of breaking the law by buying alcohol for underage children. Offenders can be issued with fixed penalty notices and face further prosecution
To report anti-social behaviour call 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police. Always dial 999 in an emergency.
If you have any issues or concerns in relation to local policing please contact your local Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team on 101.