Bargoed police tackle rise in anti-social behaviour
10:30am Wednesday 4th July 2012 in News
POLICE are tackling a rise in anti-social behaviour in the Bargoed area by targeting teenagers under 18 drinking unsupervised in public places.
The increase last month has led to a "zero tolerance" approach by the Bargoed Neighbourhood Policing Team who are aiming to minimise the impact of anti-social behaviour on individuals and communities around the area by targeting individuals under the age of 18 who are drinking unsupervised in public places.
Over a number of weekends, the Bargoed Neighbourhood Policing Team have been targeting anti-social behaviour, with a particular focus on underage drinking in the Bargoed area. Hotspot areas identified have included the recreation ground near to the YMCA and under the viaduct in Commercial Street with youths varying from 12-17 years old drinking in large groups in the public areas.
As a result, in the last four weeks over 400 youths have been stopped and spoken to about their behaviour, alcohol confiscated and 12 Anti-Social Behaviour Referrals submitted. On June 23, officers dispersed over 150 youths and confiscated 140 containers of alcohol.
Bargoed Neighbourhood Policing Team Sergeant, Nic Mancino said: "A fully co-ordinated approach is essential if anti-social behaviour is to be tackled within the Bargoed area. We are continuing to target anti-social behaviour with a 'zero tolerance' approach' in order to further improve the quality of life for local residents. We will continue our proactive patrols, particularly concentrating on areas that residents have highlighted are of most concern to them - The team will now continue to focus on the area, to build on the excellent work already undertaken. "
The next PACT meeting for the Bargoed Neighbourhood Policing Team will be held in the St Cattwgs Ward on Wednesday July 11 at 6pm at Glan-y-nant Memorial Hall If you would like to contact Bargoed Neighbourhood Policing Team , dial 02920 857 455 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org For daily updates from Gwent Police, why not follow us on twitter www.twitter.com/gwentpolice and find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/gwentpolice