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Underage drinkers tackled in a Nottingham park

Proactive neighbourhood policing patrols have cracked down on underage drinking and antisocial behaviour blighting the Gedling north area.

Members of the Gedling north neighbourhood policing team stopped youths aged under 16 caught drinking alcohol in Arnot Hill Park in Arnold.

Three youths were taken home by the officers and alcohol containers were seized during the reassurance patrols.

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Officers were also out and about in Calverton, preventing antisocial behaviour by moving on groups hanging around shops as part of their positive crime prevention activity on Friday night (27 January 2023).

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In addition, early intervention patrols were carried out around Arnold and Mapperley Top in licensed premises.

Licensing checks were conducted, working with door staff and management, while officers maintained a visible presence in these areas.

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During this activity, officers arrested a woman in Front Street, Arnold, for being drunk and disorderly.

Saturday night saw officers on foot patrols again around Mapperley Top and Arnold, engaging with licenced premises and being ready to deal with any emerging issues, and also in hot-spot areas around Calverton and Arnold to deter antisocial behaviour.

A man was arrested for being drunk and disorderly in the Front Street area of Arnold and officers also took action to break up a reported altercation in the street. No offences were disclosed.

The proactive patrols were carried out in support of a national Neighbourhood Policing Week of Action which ended yesterday (Sunday 29 January 2023).

Throughout the week, Nottinghamshire shone a spotlight on the wide-ranging work its neighbourhood policing teams do day in and day out to keep people safe and tackle problems concerning residents and businesses in their communities.

Neighbourhood policing sergeant for Gedling North Stu Howe said:

“As our recent activity demonstrates, our officers work extremely hard every day to not only keep their communities safe but also to positively engage with and support our residents and businesses.

“The week of action provided a great opportunity for us to showcase the ongoing action we are taking to protect people from harm and for the public to get a taste of how our neighbourhood teams work to tackle issues and deter criminality on our streets.”

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