Crackdown on anti-social behaviour in the city centre this summer
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Drinking and anti-social behaviour on the streets of Gloucester are being tackled as part of a crackdown this summer.
The city centre's Neighbourhood Policing Team is working with City Safe and Gloucester City Council to address anti-social behaviour.
They are running a joint operation for six weeks with dedicated officers actively patrolling the city's streets.
Among the areas being targeted are Greyfriars and Southgate Street as police aim to take action to curb the problems caused by street drinkers.
The operation began last week, on Tuesday 1 August, and will run until the second week of September.
Members of the team will be out and about around the city centre and people are encouraged to speak to them if they are concerned about any issues.
Sergeant Andy Doyle said: “Acting on concerns raised by the local community, we are carrying out this operation to reduce crime and tackle anti-social behaviour.
“We will be working closely with our partners in Gloucester City Council and City Safe to ensure that action is taken to prevent individuals from causing issues and ensure our community feel safe.”
Councillor Richard Cook, leader of Gloucester City Council, said: “We are determined to stamp out anti-social behaviour and street drinking in the city centre to make the area an enjoyable and safe place to visit.
“We are carrying out these patrols with our partners in response to concerns by the public and local businesses and would encourage anyone to contact us if they see or experience any anti-social behaviour.
“We will impose injunctions and criminal behaviour orders if necessary, if those responsible do not engage with the advice and support on offer.”
To report any incidents of anti-social behaviour, you can contact Solace on 01452 396396 or through [email protected]. Alternatively you can report it to police through the website: https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/ro/report/asb/af/antisocial-behaviour/