Complaints about noise and litter increase during warmer weather

PUBLISHED: 13:33 17 June 2010 | UPDATED: 13:02 18 June 2010

WARMER weather has seen police receive an increased number of complains about rowdy and inconsiderate behaviour, reports Inspector Antonia Weeks.

WARMER weather has seen police receive an increased number of complains about rowdy and inconsiderate behaviour, reports Inspector Antonia Weeks.

"The complaints are mainly to do with younger people gathering in certain areas and the associated increase in noise, litter and, in some cases, minor damage," she said.

Inspector Weeks, who is responsible for policing across rural East Devon, said those tackled about their behaviour have generally responded in a positive way.

She added: "We are, however, currently dealing with a minority of individuals in the area in a more robust way and are using anti-social behaviour legislation to deter their actions.

"We use an escalation process, starting with a warning letter and moving through to an acceptable behaviour contract to a full ASBO. This process really highlights the benefit of partnership working and is highly effective.

"Whilst these issues impact highly on those affected, hence the need for swift and robust action, they are relatively isolated and the sector, as a whole, is still experiencing a general reduction in crime.

"A prolific criminal in the Axminster area was recently remanded in custody awaiting trial for burglary and we continue to make good inroads into drug-related acquisitive crime."

Neighbourhood policing teams are continuing a programme of public engagement to identify priorities. If you would like to get involved, contact your local team. Their details can be found on the force website or use the following link

http://neighbourhoodpolicing.devon-cornwall.police.uk/BCU-1663/Sector-1739/Pages/home.aspx

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