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Police clampdown hailed

PUBLISHED: 13:38 03 September 2009 | UPDATED: 14:54 03 July 2010

POLICE action has dramatically cut incidents of anti social behaviour in two areas of Bradwell.

Patrols were stepped up around Green Lane playing field following complaints of disturbances by local residents.

POLICE action has dramatically cut incidents of anti social behaviour in two areas of Bradwell.

Patrols were stepped up around Green Lane playing field following complaints of disturbances by local residents.

Regular stop checks were carried out on individuals at the scene of any reported incidents.

Members of the Bradwell and Magdalen Safer Neighbourhood Team have worked closely with the parish council and scout leaders at Bradwell Scouts and Cubs.

An increase in anti social behaviour had been reported around Prajco newsagents on Green Lane that resulted in the team co-operating with the shop owners to tackle the problem.

A community questionnaire was delivered to residents on Green Lane and conducted outside the store to uncover the extent of the trouble.

Acceptable behaviour contracts have been issued to several youths, preventing them from meeting other troublemakers and going to named places.

Three harassment warnings have also been issued to youths keeping them away from certain areas.

Breach of a harassment warning can result in arrest.

The clampdown has seen a dramatic reduction in the amount of complaints from 20 in June and July to one last month.

The police presence has also been stepped up around Mill Lane playing field and the Rainbow store and Kingfisher Close.

Community questionnaires have been carried out on El Alamein Way - with around 80pc of residents responding.

The survey revealed that much nuisance behaviour was taking place after midnight including vehicle misuse on the playing field car park and drinking on the playing field.

Police responded by taking immediate action to reduce the problems.

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