New Waltham to see increased police presence after spike in anti-social behaviour

New Waltham to see increased police presence after spike in anti-social behaviour

Following a rise in reports of anti-social behaviour in New Waltham, there will be an increased police presence over this weekend and the coming weeks, Humberside Police has confirmed.

This comes after a gang of 60 youths have been terrorising the area with vandalism, underage drinking, drugs and fires.

Neighbourhood Policing Inspector Dave Stephenson from Humberside Police said: “Unfortunately, we have noticed a steady rise in reports of anti-social behaviour committed by a small number of young people in the New Waltham area who believe it is okay to cause damage and disruption to our local community.

“Our parks, playing fields and other communal areas are there to be enjoyed by our communities, which we know they are extremely proud of, as are we.

“We recognise the impact this anti-social behaviour can have on our local communities, it is unacceptable and we are absolutely committed to tackling it head on, and in partnership with the local authority, with other partners and with our local communities.

“Throughout the course of this weekend and the weeks ahead,  residents will see an increased presence from our dedicated local Neighbourhood Policing Team who have been carrying out regular patrols across hotspot areas alongside our partner agencies, as we know this has been impacting the community. Our officers will be highly visible and engaging with local residents, businesses and local young people from across the area.

“We would appeal for our communities to report any instances of anti-social behaviour or criminal damage to us on our 101 number, and to keep up to date with the latest action we are taking by signing up to My Community Alert.

“It is really important that you tell us about the issues in your local area as this informs our plans and allows us to take continue to take robust action against those committing offences.

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