Brent Police take part in London-wide summer operation tackling anti-social behaviour
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Officers will identify five worst offenders in the borough and apply for Asbos against them
Brent Police are taking part in a London-wide operation to stamp out anti-social behaviour (ASB) during the summer.
As part of the three-month action officers have issued three promises to the public in their quest to tackle yobbish behaviour.
They will also identify the top five offenders in the borough and apply for Asbos against them.
Officers have vowed to tackle street drinking and aggressive begging in Chichele Road and the surrounding areas of Cricklewood in conjunction with Barnet and Camden Police.
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They will also target drug users in and around Harlesden and the Church Road area and work with the iconic Ace Café on the North Circular Road in Stonebridge to minimise ASB affecting residents.
As part of the operation, which is the result of a consultation with the public and other agencies and organisation, Safer Neighbourhood Teams will step up patrols in ASB hot spots and visit youth clubs to raise awareness about how yobbish behaviour impacts on people’s lives.
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In addition dedicated ASB surgeries will continue to be held a once a month in the borough to encourage residents to raise and report concerns.
Brent Safer Neighbourhoods Acting Chief Inspector Sean Lynch said: “ASB will not be tolerated and we will take action against those who cause alarm or distress in their communities, using the full range of civil and criminal powers available to us to tackle offenders.
“Brent has made great progress in the way it handles ASB and we have made many changes to the way we tackle the problem - ensuring a victim-focused approach is embedded across the service.
“The ASB summer initiative builds on the progress and daily good work that takes place by SNTs to tackle ASB in their local areas.
“Together, with our partners, Brent is committed to taking action against ASB. If you are affected by ASB, I encourage you to get in touch with your local SNT and report it so we can take action and ensure London is a great place to live in.”
To report ASB in your area visit www.met.police.uk where you can also find details of your local SNT.
In an emergency, always dial 999.