Carnival will kick start police operation

PUBLISHED: 13:54 08 October 2008 | UPDATED: 22:26 15 June 2010

YOUR concerns have helped police in Honiton prioritise action to combat anti-social behaviour in the town.

YOUR concerns have helped police in Honiton prioritise action to combat anti-social behaviour in the town.

A series of Safe Nights Out operations are to be conducted in the town centre and beyond, starting on carnival night (October 25).

The aim of the operations is to reduce anti-social behaviour and improve police visibility, as well as increasing public reassurance.

Neighbourhood Beat Manager PC Jo Arundale said: "Our aim will be to confiscate alcohol, disperse anti-social gatherings of youths, tackle alcohol-related public disorder and provide reassurance to the wider community."

Traditions associated with Hallowe'en would also be confronted as part of the initiative.

"The parents/guardians of those found with alcohol will be informed by the Neighbourhood Team," said PC Arundale. "Youths engaged specifically in anti-social behaviour could also face being placed on our escalation process. This process ranges from the initial warning letter to a full ASBO. I would point out that the above actions will be used for the minority and it will not be our intention to interrupt those young people that which to enjoy Hallowe'en sensibly."

Members of the public have helped police to identify priorities through the Partners and Communities Together (PACT) process.


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