Anti Social Behaviour – West Street
3 local people have been interviewed so far this month about suspected exploitative behaviour on West Street after being sighted by our dedicated patrols in the area. Our investigation continues into these cases. PC Parker also visited Hull to learn about what their local policing team do to tackle anti social behaviour in a similar area.
In July and August we patrolled the area on foot, in vehicles and in plain clothes. As a result we sent letters to the keepers of several vehicles involved in anti social behaviour in this area. Several people were interviewed about their behaviour and are being referred to an educational course to prevent reoffending.
Local communities, and businesses have told us that there are ongoing challenges with anti social behaviour in the area of West Street and Memorial Gardens. This is a key priority for the team and our plan includes:
- Officers going out on foot patrol in the West Street area daily - they are also patrolling in plain clothes to target and catch those responsible;
- Closing down properties in the area involved in crime, such as doing warrants in the Town Centre area. Only this month have we worked tirelessly with North Lincolnshire Council to see the area around Hadleigh Court closed down;
- Working with partners around homelessness and drug use to divert people away from this kind of anti social behavior;
- Engaging with the local school by attending at school opening and closing time to speak with parents and teachers.
We are also really excited to be working on a project with North Lincolnshire Council and the Community Safety Partnership looking to provide targeted support to some of our most vulnerable people frequenting the West Street area and we look forward to sharing more updates in the weeks ahead.