Crewe’s Local Policing Unit has launched an operation to combat anti-social behaviour in the Westminster Street area of the town.
There will be an increase in foot and mobile patrols throughout the weekend in response to the park’s soft play area having been damaged recently and reports of a growing number of youths engaging in anti-social behaviour in the area.
Police Constable Tom Towe, of the Crewe South Beat Management team running the operation, said: “Residents have raised concerns about the activities of youths congregating in the Westminster Street area of Crewe.
“The anti-social behaviour is putting people off going to the park and will not be tolerated.
“The Crewe South Beat Management team and the wider Local Policing Unit are determined to make sure that the Crewe South ward remains a safe place to live, work and visit and Operation Disruption has been launched to combat anti-social behaviour in the area.
“Overt and covert tactics will be used throughout the weekend, there will be increased patrols to provide high visibility reassurance to residents and we will continue to work with our partners to reduce this type of offending.
“Although the steps we have took are designed to prevent more formal action being taken, we will make arrests and pursue prosecutions where it is deemed necessary.
“We are also working with youth offending teams to provide support and manage the anti-social behaviour.
“The parents or carers of the offenders will be informed of any interventions we undertake.”
To report anti-social behaviour call Crewe Police Station on 101, give the details via https://cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.