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Youths held after damage at boating lake

PUBLISHED: 15:19 17 July 2008 | UPDATED: 11:24 03 July 2010

THREE youths have been arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage at the boating lake in Great Yarmouth as part of an on-going crackdown.

Combating criminal damage at the North Drive attraction has been a priority for officers of the North Yarmouth Safer Neighbourhood Team following a KIN (Key Individual Network) meeting in June.

THREE youths have been arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage at the boating lake in Great Yarmouth as part of an on-going crackdown.

Combating criminal damage at the North Drive attraction has been a priority for officers of the North Yarmouth Safer Neighbourhood Team following a KIN (Key Individual Network) meeting in June.

Police have undertaken both high visibility and plain clothes patrols in the area with staff from the SNT and response teams using stop and search powers where appropriate. The CCTV van has also been deployed in the evenings and to date no further incidents have been reported.

Officers met with representatives from the council to explore the possibility of getting more lighting at the boating lake, but no funding is available for addition lighting.

The three youths arrested were interviewed at Yarmouth police station and a file of evidence has been submitted for prosecution advice.

Other priorities the SNT is focusing on include inappropriate behaviour at the public toilets on North Drive and fly-tipping at Tar Works Road. Increased patrols have acted as a deterrent for the suspected behaviour at the toilets which are now locked at night.

To contact the North Yarmouth SNT call 0845 456 4567.

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