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Police in Wymondham crime crackdown

PUBLISHED: 18:00 18 May 2010 | UPDATED: 16:36 01 July 2010

Police have stepped up efforts to clamp down on anti-social behaviour and underage drinking in Wymondham town centre.

Police have stepped up efforts to clamp down on anti-social behaviour and underage drinking in Wymondham town centre.

Following increasing concerns raised by residents, officers from Wymondham Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) carried out high visibility patrols and monitored CCTV cameras throughout Friday evening to try to catch the culprits.

The operation resulted in five people being issued with notices which banned them from the area for 48 hours, two people were given warnings for possession of alcohol and one person was issued with an £80 fine for supplying alcohol to someone under the age of 18.

Officers also attended the One Stop shop where a 16-year-old boy was detained by police for causing anti-social behaviour. He was subsequently banned from the town centre and returned to his parents.

The police passive drugs dog was also on patrol during the evening, but no drugs were found.

Sgt Jim Heath, of Wymondham SNT, said: “This was a positive evening which saw lots of high visibility police patrols around the town centre.

“There was generally good behaviour from the numerous youths that were out and about, despite the poor weather.

“This operation came as a result of concerns raised to us about anti-social behaviour in the town centre and we will continue to work to resolve any issues which may occur that cause concern to local people.”

Anyone with concerns can contact Wymondham SNT on 0845 456 4567 or email sntwymondham@norfolk.pnn.police.uk

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