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Police patrols in Nottingham areas ‘blighted’ by ASB

Police have reassured the public they remain focused on deterring and driving down antisocial behaviour blighting the Beeston and Chilwell areas.

Action has been taken to crack down on the issue, following recent reports made by members of the public, including high-visibility patrols in hotspot areas, targeting those causing issues and dealing with them appropriately, as well as providing reassurance to people in affected communities.

The aim is to build on the success of Operation Potassium – a proactive policing operation launched in October which resulted in reports of antisocial behaviour in these two areas plummeting by almost a third (31 per cent) since an August peak.

This scheme has since evolved to include a further stage – dubbed ‘Operation Potassium Plus’ – which involves Nottinghamshire Police working closely with Broxtowe Borough Council to address the issue.

Through this pilot project, young people can channel their energies in a positive way by taking part in a range of interventions and activities, helping to divert them off the streets. The Chayah Development Project has also undertaken work alongside the police as part of this project.

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Inspector Mike Ebbins,District Commander of the Broxtowe district, said: “We’ve been made aware antisocial behaviour has spiked again in these areas. We have listened to those concerns and are taking positive action to address them.

“Despite our success in reducing problems through our Operation Potassium work, we are not complacent and cracking down on antisocial behaviour very much remains one of our top priorities.

“We have reinvigorated our patrols, which will remain in place for the foreseeable future, officers will deal robustly with those causing problems and they will also be patrolling on the trams to help keep people safe and stamp out antisocial behaviour which will not be tolerated.”

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