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Youths warned over anti-social behaviour

PUBLISHED: 13:25 11 December 2009 | UPDATED: 15:54 03 July 2010

THREE youths have received formal warnings from police as part of a crackdown on anti-social behaviour.

Officers from the Rural Flegg Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) have responded to concerns of local residents by increasing high-visibility patrols and identifying core offenders.

THREE youths have received formal warnings from police as part of a crackdown on anti-social behaviour.

Officers from the Rural Flegg Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) have responded to concerns of local residents by increasing high-visibility patrols and identifying core offenders.

Several youths have been stopped and a number have been taken home to their parents by police.

Youths found drinking by police have had alcohol seized and letters have also been sent home to parents.

Of the three youths, two received reprimands while a third received a final warning.

At the recent priority setting meeting on December 9, residents were updated on the team's progress in tackling anti-social behaviour.

Sgt Caroline Adams, from Rural Flegg NPT, explained that officers would continue to provide reassurance to the local community by working closely with residents and forging closer links with Flegg High School, in Martham.

It is hoped a new youth facility JUST4U, which opened in Martham last month, will address some of the issues around anti-social behaviour as attendance of the club grows.

Meanwhile, officers have worked towards improving knowledge of police priority setting meetings by visiting surgeries and local engagements.

Team members have handed out leaflets and delivered talks about Key Individual Network (KIN) meetings and what they can achieve.

New priorities set during the meeting were:

Target youth anti-social behaviour and address lack of youth facilities.

Winter vehicle safety and road safety advice.

The next priority setting meeting will be held on March 10 at Martham Sports and Social Club at 7pm.

The meeting will give members of the public the chance to receive an update on policing priorities and the opportunity to have an input into new priorities.


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