Police to carry on good work

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POLICE in Spalding have vowed not to relent on stamping out bad behaviour in the town as summer approaches.

Sgt Stuart Brotherton, from South Holland Neighbourhood Policing Team, says officers will be continuing their efforts to tackle anti-social behaviour and drinking in the streets as the warm weather continues.

He said: “Despite the clear reductions in street drinking and public complaints over recent weeks, the town team will continue to monitor the situation and will enforce the Designated Public Place Order at all times.

“With the better weather upon us, lighter nights and summer approaching, we will not relent in our efforts to stamp out bad behaviour in the town and on our estates.”

Officers have also been conducting a series of stop-checks in and around the town in recent months to crack down on bad behaviour and traffic problems.

The latest operation saw 22 people stopped in Spalding town centre.

It resulted in:

• One arrest for a domestic offence

• Six Fixed Penalty Notices for parking

• One Fixed Penalty Notice for speeding

• Four alcohol seizures

• Four vehicles stopped under the vehicle defect rectification scheme

• Six negative breath tests.

Sgt Brotherton said: “Whilst it was a relatively quiet day overall it was pleasing to see fewer cases of street drinking and less associated anti-social behaviour. The Gore Lane area was trouble free and we were pleased to see fencing being erected at the rear of Boots store.”

Sgt Brotherton said Community Payback workers had also been working in the area to help remove graffiti and litter.

He added: “I would ask businesses in and around the Gore Lane area to keep a close eye on their property in the future.”