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New Mills and Hayfield policing team continue focus on anti-social behaviour and acquisitive crime

Posted on 30th January 2013

Officers have agreed to keep their current New Mills policing priority profiles going for the next three months.

Anti-social behaviour in parks and open spaces and acquisitive crime such as burglary and theft have been the two top priorities for the past three months.

Police have been tackling the problems by increasing patrols around the neighbourhood at peak times and heading out on bikes to identify problems and catch offenders.

They also seized alcohol from underage drinkers, used their powers to ban troublemakers on from certain areas for 48 hours, organised diversionary activities for local youths and gave out crime prevention advice to residents.

At their latest Safer Neighbourhood governance meeting, the team decided to keep the priority profiles the same for the next three-month period.

PC James Taylor said: “We have had a successful spell tackling these problems and wanted to keep the pressure on to stamp them out of our streets for good.

“Engagement with the community is hugely useful in helping achieve that and heading out on more visible patrols and getting about on the bikes is a great way for us to do that.”

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