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Gedling cops tackle underage drinking and anti-social behaviour ‘blighting’ parts of borough

Gedling police cracked down on underage drinking and antisocial behaviour blighting parts of the borough over the weekend.

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Gedling police cracked down on underage drinking and antisocial behaviour blighting parts of the borough over the weekend.

Members of the Gedling North Neighbourhood Policing team have stopped youths aged under 16 caught drinking alcohol in Arnot Hill Park in Arnold.

Three teenagers were taken home by the officers and alcohol containers were seized as during the reassurance patrols. 

Officers were also out and about in Calverton, preventing antisocial behaviour by moving on groups hanging around shops as part of their positive crime prevention activity on Friday night (27).

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Early intervention patrols were also carried out around Arnold and Mapperley Top in licensed premises.

Licensing checks were conducted, working with door staff and management, while officers maintained a visible presence in these areas. 

During this activity officers arrested a woman in Front Street, Arnold, for being drunk and disorderly. 

Saturday night saw officers on foot patrols again around Mapperley Top and Arnold, engaging with licenced premises and being ready to deal with any emerging issues, and also in hot-spot areas around Calverton and Arnold to deter antisocial behaviour. 

A man was arrested for being drunk and disorderly in the Front Street area of Arnold and officers also took action to break up a reported altercation in the street. No offences were disclosed. 

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Neighbourhood policing sergeant for Gedling North Stu Howe said: “As our recent activity demonstrates, our officers work extremely hard every day to not only keep their communities safe, but also to positively engage with and support our residents and businesses.”

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