Police ban youths from Thetford town centre | Crime

PUBLISHED: 20:28 20 January 2018 | UPDATED: 20:28 20 January 2018

Thetford King Street. Picture: Rebecca Murphy

Thetford King Street. Picture: Rebecca Murphy

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Two youths have been banned from Thetford town centre for 48 hours as police perform additional patrols following issues about anti-social behaviour.

The two males have been utilizing abusive language in direction of store staff, biking in a pedestrianised space and climbing onto store roofs.

Over the final month plenty of complaints have been made to police about incidents of anti-social behaviour involving youths congregating and inflicting a nuisance within the town centre.

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A dispersal space has been put in police’s efforts to quash the issue and the 2 children have been issued with a Section 35 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.

They have been then taken residence to their dad and mom.

If a Section 35 is breached, the particular person will probably be arrested.

Chief Insp Paul Wheatley, district commander for Breckland Police, mentioned total there had been a discount in anti-social.

He mentioned: “Anti-social behaviour stays a spotlight for policing within the town. We’ve had a number of stories of teams gathering within the centre, being aggressive in direction of members of the general public and committing crimes. These patrols hope to sort out that.

“Once this initial phase is complete we will increase our response to tackle those who persistently offend and take appropriate action. This may include prosecution, civil injunctions and offering support through our partners.”

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