Dorset Police, together with BCP Council, have targeted anti-social behaviour in the West Hill area of Bournemouth.
A day of action was held on Wednesday 17 November in order to address local concerns about multiple occupancy houses and licensed premises.
This was an intelligence-led day of action following reports of people acting anti-socially, and licensed premises who have contributed to alcohol related anti-social behaviour in the area.
Police officers and council staff maintained high visibility patrols in the open area spaces throughout the day and licensing officers from both agencies spot-checked premises to ensure they were selling alcohol in a responsible way. During these checks two licensed premises were given advice.
Three buildings were identified as unauthorised houses in multiple occupation. One property was identified with disrepair issues.
During the day, a section 35 dispersal order was issued ordering a man to leave the area for 24 hours after he was seen acting in an anti-social manner in The Triangle.
A 34-year-old man from Bournemouth who was wanted in connection with alleged commercial burglaries in Bournemouth town centre was arrested on suspicion of burglary.
A number of individuals who were seen to be acting anti-socially were spoken to about their behaviour and asked to leave the area.
Neighbourhood Inspector Darren Harris said: “Tackling anti-social behaviour is a key priority for Dorset Police and we are working hard every day to address these issues through our continued work supporting Operation Relentless – the Force’s commitment to our communities to tackle anti-social behaviour.”
Police and Crime Commissioner for Dorset, David Sidwick said: “I am delighted to see real partnership working in action. Having Dorset Police and BCP Council working together to tackle ASB brings to life my Police and Crime Plan. This type of joint action is exactly what I want to see more of, as it is only by working with our partners, that we will be able to drive down ASB and achieve a positive change for our residents and communities.”
You can report anti-social behaviour online at dorset.police.uk/contact-us. As always in an emergency where life is at risk or a crime is being committed dial 999.
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