Officers to tackle anti-social behaviour in Baswich
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Police in Baswich, Stafford, are working to tackle anti-social behaviour in the area after an increase in reported incidents.
Last weekend there were numerous reports of anti-social behaviour, with youths reportedly throwing flour on about 12 parked cars, playing ‘knock-and-run’ across a number of properties and gathering in large groups to drink alcohol and play loud music.
Officers have now put a specific operation in place to tackle such behaviour this weekend (9-10 October).
Police would like to encourage parents and carers in the area to keep an eye on their children, particularly during the evenings, as officers conducting patrols in the area have ascertained that such anti-social behaviour seems to increase at weekends from 4pm to 11pm.
PCSOs will be actively patrolling the area and have been granted a section 35 order to be placed along the A513 at Weeping Cross up to Bodmin Avenue and Falmouth Avenue to include Falmouth Avenue play area.
This order enables officers to disperse individuals and take them to their residence. Arrests may be made as a last resort.
Chief Inspector Giles Parsons, of Stafford Borough neighbourhood policing team, said: “I hope this order will reassure local residents that we are doing all we can to stop this type of behaviour and activity which causes immense stress and disruption to our communities.
“We hope this will help people feel more safe and secure and I would encourage people with any concerns to report them to local officers as soon as possible.”
To find out more about local policing in your area, visit: Your area | Staffordshire Police.
To report a crime or share any intelligence and information, contact Staffordshire Police on Facebook, Twitter or call 101, quoting incident number 409 of 3 October.
Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.