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City Centre arrests in plain-clothed police clamp down on anti-social behaviour

Posted on 30th March 2017
St Peters Cross St Peter's Cross area

Yesterday we arrested five people in a clamp down on anti-social behaviour in Derby city centre. 

The action was taken yesterday, Wednesday, March 29, by our City Centre Safer Neighbourhood Team supported by plain-clothed officers from the pro-active team, following complaints of anti-social behaviour in the St Peter’s Cross area of the city. 

As well as those arrested, five others were issued dispersal orders to leave the city after officers were given powers under Section 34 of the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014 to stop members of the public being harassed, alarmed or distressed. 

Sergeant Becky Webster, who is in charge of policing in the city centre, said: “The positive action was taken as part of our ongoing response to complaints from visitors and businesses in this area of the city. 

“Officers have been conducting high visibility patrols but yesterday’s action also included a team of plain-clothed officers.” 

Amongst those arrested were a 41 year-old man from Derby who was arrested on suspicion of possessing a Class B drug. This followed a drug stop and search where officers found 13 bags of what is suspected to be synthetic cannaboid (previously referred to as ‘legal highs’). He has been interviewed and bailed with conditions not to enter the city centre whilst further enquiries are carried out. 

Also arrested were:

Craig Robson, 33 years of Hall Street, Derby, who was charged with a theft of two bottles of vodka from Marks and Spencer.

Jordan White, 26 years of London Road, Derby, who was arrested for failing to appear at court and also recalled to prison to complete a previous sentence.

Lee Walker, 31 years of no fixed abode in Derby, who was charged with an assault by beating,


a 32 year-old Derby man, who was arrested as he had also failed to appear at court. 

Sergeant Webster continued: “This action shows that we will not tolerate anti-social behaviour and will work hard to ensure that Derby city centre remains a pleasant and safe place to work, visit and live in. 

“There will be similar operations in the near future.”

If you have any information regarding these issues please contact the Derby City Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101, our non-emergency number. Alternatively send them a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of our website here.

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