Police reassure Forest Town residents on anti-social behaviour

POLICE have reassured residents in Forest Town that tackling anti-social behaviour and keeping homeowners safe remains a priority.

The call comes after a resident on Almond Rise complained in last week’s Chad about youths boozing in an alleyway close to his home and piles of cider bottles being left in the overgrowth.

Insp Mark Webster, neighbourhood policing inspector for Mansfield North, said that police officers are taking such issues very seriously and consider neighbourhood safety to be a continuing priority.

“Following the published story, which stemmed from concerns raised by a local resident, Almond Rise specifically has been included in our Friday and Saturday evening patrols,” he said.

“This location is therefore visited at least once and sometimes twice every Friday and Saturday and since these patrols have been in place officers have found no evidence of anti-social behaviour.

“I have spoken directly with the resident in question, listened to his concerns and discussed with him the tactics we can use to reduce nuisance crime of this nature.

“I also intend to have officers visit the residents of every address on Almond Rise to fully understand the extent of the issues reported.”

During the 13-month period from 1st January last year and 8th February this year, the police have received only one report of anti-social behaviour and no reports of criminal damage on Almond Rise.

“I would like to remind residents that we can only act upon concerns such as these if they are reported,” he added.

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