As a result of the recent warm weather Horkstow Bridge has seen an increase in teens and young adults attending the location to congregate. These young person are traveling from as far as Hull and Grimsby and are meeting up as the bridge provides a means of accessing the river on warmer days. In addition to Anti-Social Behavior there is litter been left which is entering the river, BBQ's have been used on the bridge which poses a risk to the wooden element of the structure, the river itself also poses a risk to those jumping off the bridge and swimming in deep water.
Work with, and support the relevant partners to ensure a safe environment of all those attending the location.
To provide public reassurance as well as reduce the opportunity for crime and disorder through the effective deployment of police resources.
Work with partners, stakeholders and local communities to minimise disruption to the local communities.
Maximise opportunities to secure information and intelligence in relation to any incident that is a policing matter.
Maximise opportunities to secure evidence in relation to any potential offences whilst ensuring that the timing and scale of any police action or intervention mitigates the risk of problems escalating.
Section 34 Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014: Authority to use section 35 dispersal powers. Officers will need to request that a Police Inspector puts this authority in place in order for a Police Officer or Police Community Support Officer in Uniform to exclude a person from an area for a period up to 48 hours (some restrictions do apply).
Drugs - Power to Stop and Search Persons and Vehicles: Section 23(2) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971: A Police Officer who has reasonable grounds for suspecting that any person is in possession of a control drug may search that person, any vehicle in which the officer suspects that the drug may be found.
If any other criminal offence takes place the police will proportionately investigate the incident along with the victim's wishes.
The local officers have had a meeting at this location in order to get some idea's on how our partners, community and us can move forward in order to help reduce any ASB at this location. The location has been identified as a hotspot therefore the local team have requested extra patrols to come into this area.