Anti-Social perps beware

Officers across Cheshire Constabulary took part in a series of activities to mark the first ever Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) Awareness Week.

From 19 July to 25 July, the week organised by community safety specialists Resolve, saw each Local Policing Unit (LPU) take part in a series of activities to take a stand against ASB.

The week of action saw officers work together with local partners to tackle ASB and help make communities safer.

Patrols across all areas were stepped up, resident surveys conducted and officers worked to educate young people on ASB by visiting schools and hosting engagement events such as football tournaments.

Here’s a snapshot of the activity across each LPU:

  • In Chester, three warrants were carried out at addresses with a quantity of drugs seized from two of the properties. Information had been received by the local community in order for the LPU’s Beat Team to carry out the raids.
  • In Ellesmere Port, a closure order was granted at a property on Sutton Way which had caused misery to the local community.
  • In Widnes, a total of three knife sweeps were conducted and although no knives were recovered, there was positive engagement with partnership agencies.
  • In Runcorn, a number of patrols targeting off-road bikes took place along with Knife Saver training in conjunction with the NHS.
  • In Northwich, Police and Crime Commissioner John Dwyer attended the Winsford Youth and Community Forum to discuss a Community Action funding bid to enhance initiatives for young people in Winsford to divert them from crime and ASB.
  • In Crewe, officers distributed purse bells in the town centre while conducting home visits with partner housing agencies.
  • In Warrington, officers conducted licencing checks at convenience stores while also holding bike marking events across the town.
Meanwhile in Macclesfield – two off-road bikes were seized following reports from local residents.
Guessing the overtime took a beating that week.

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