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Two men arrested from Norwich's Haymarket due in court for breaching Criminal Behaviour Order

PUBLISHED: 11:06 26 July 2017 | UPDATED: 11:30 26 July 2017

Sgt Mark Shepherd. Photo: Geraldine Scott

Sgt Mark Shepherd. Photo: Geraldine Scott

Geraldine Scott

Two men are due to appear in court for breaching a Criminal Behaviour Order as police continue to crackdown on anti-social behaviour in Norwich city centre.

Sgt Mark Shepherd, from the Norwich South Safer Neighbourhood Team, confirmed the pair were arrested from Norwich’s Haymarket area at 2.30pm yesterday as part of Norfolk Police’s Operation Wormington.

He said the men, aged in their 30s, were from the Norwich area and will appear at Norwich Magistrates’ Court this morning.

About six officers were called to the busy city centre area at 2pm after a member of the public reported concerns over 10 people who were allegedly causing anti-social behaviour.

Sgt Shepherd said the group was dispersed by 2.30pm when the two men were arrested and taken to Wymondham Police Investigation Centre.

They were remanded in custody after being charged.

Sgt Shepherd said: “Operation Wormington has been a good success so far. Our message is quite clear - if you want to come into Norwich in an anti-social manner you will be dealt with.

“The Haymarket area yesterday was full of families and children were playing and this group of people were shouting and swearing. You cannot act like that in the city centre. People should be able to come into the city without that fear and intimidation factor.”

Operation Wormington has been launched to tackle aggressive street begging, anti-social behaviour and street drinking in the Haymarket area.

So far more than 100 warnings have been issued to persistent street beggars.

Sgt Shepherd added police officers will continue to patrol Haymarket during the summer holiday.

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