Police to crackdown on beach parties

ALCOHOL-fuelled youths partying on the beach in Sea Palling will be targeted by police in the area in a bid to crackdown on the unruly behaviour. Problems of broken glass bottles and litter being left on the beach were revealed during the latest priority setting meeting by Stalham safer neighbourhood team (SNT).

ALCOHOL-fuelled youths partying on the beach in Sea Palling will be targeted by police in the area in a bid to crackdown on the unruly behaviour.

Problems of broken glass bottles and litter being left on the beach were revealed during the latest priority setting meeting by Stalham safer neighbourhood team (SNT).

The anti-social behaviour on the beach was one of three priorities set at the meeting held at Tesco in Stalham on Monday.

Other priorities include anti-social behaviour and criminal damage in Moor Road, Sutton, with problems mainly reported on Friday and Saturday evenings. This includes damage to vehicles and property and alcohol-fuelled youths causing a nuisance to local residents.


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Police will also focus on vehicle anti-social behaviour in Happisburgh and Eccles with vehicles being ridden off road between the cliffs.

Officers from the SNT also reviewed priorities set for the previous two months with members of the public satisfied with the team's action.

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A crackdown on anti-social behaviour and criminal damage at the recreation ground, in Stalham, has seen no incidents reported to police in the last eight weeks. It follows increased patrols of the area by officers who have spoken to youths, seized alcohol, and moved them on.

Similar troublesome behaviour by youths in Hoveton outside Roys and Riverside Park has been curbed following increased patrols, with no reported crimes in the last eight weeks.

Police will continue to target anti-social behaviour in Sea Palling. Officers have already held a street surgery and leaflet drop in the area and youths have been stopped and checked by officers and alcohol has been seized.

The team's next priority meeting will be held at Tesco in Stalham on October 5 at 7.30pm. These are closed meetings attended by key representatives of the local community, however, anyone in the area wishing to raise a concern can contact the SNT on 0845 456 4567.

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