Additional Patrols To Tackle Anti-Social Behaviour

Additional Patrols To Tackle Anti-Social Behaviour

There will be an increased police presence in town this weekend following a recent rise in reports of nuisance behaviour in Sittingbourne.

A 48-hour dispersal order, under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime, and Policing Act 2014, will commenced at 4pm today (Friday 17th March) and remain in place until 8pm tomorrow (Saturday 18th March) evening.

Kent Police have confirmed that patrolling officers will be visible in public spaces throughout the town – including retail parks – to deter crimes, with a particular focus on thefts, vehicle crimes, disturbances and other anti-social activities.

Inspector Vanessa Foster, of Swale Community Safety Unit, told SFM News: "We take all reports of anti-social behaviour seriously and residents shouldn’t have to put up with it. Additional patrols will be actively seeking to reduce any incidents of anti-social behaviour and will issue fines, make arrests, and charge offenders as necessary. I urge people to continue reporting incidents to us as they see it happen. The information is invaluable in ensuring any issues can be policed effectively".

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