Would you like to know more about what we’re doing to tackle antisocial behaviour and drug related crime in Bridlington?
If so, make sure you don’t miss your chance to come along and speak to our teams, who are going to be out and about this weekend to speak to you about what’s happening in your area.
You can also get the latest crime prevention advice, sign up to get Community Alerts about the latest news and information from your local police team and find out more about Neighbourhood Watch.
Community Beat Manager PC Rob Brigham said: “On Friday, October 26, we’re going to be at the Wellington Road underpass from 9.30am to 4.30pm. On Saturday we will be at the car park on New Pasture Walk from 9am to 4.30pm and on Sunday we’ll be back there again from 9am to 2pm.
“We’re doing a lot of work in these areas around dealing with antisocial behaviour and drug related crime and we want to let everyone living and working there know about what we’ve done so far, our plans for the future and how they can help us.
“We know how much this kind of behaviour can impact on people’s lives – particularly the most vulnerable in our communities – and that’s why dealing with it is a priority for us.
“That’s why we wanted to get out into the community and speak to you about your experiences and concerns. We will also have a Polish-speaking officer on hand, so we make sure we can speak to as many people as possible.
“It’s also vital that you don’t underestimate the role you play in helping us to deal with drug-related crime.
“We charged a man and a woman with possession with intent to supply heroin and crack cocaine after we conducted a warrant at an address in Haslemere Avenue earlier this month – and that was as a result of information we got from the public.
“You know when something is not right in your area and by picking up the phone or speaking to us while we’re out and about, you really help us to put together successful operations to prevent crime and bring offenders to justice.”
Our officers are also tackling concerns around antisocial behaviour – particularly around the Tennyson Road park, New Pasture Walk and along the seafront.
PC Brigham added: “We’ve had reports of adults congregating in the park and drinking, so we’re stepping up our presence in this area to provide reassurance and deal with any antisocial behaviour.
“We’re also dealing with reports of teenagers causing criminal damage around the amusements on the seafront and throwing mud and conkers at homes in New Pasture Walk.
“We don’t want to criminalise children if there’s another way of dealing with it that will be better for them and the wider community. However, if this behaviour crosses the line and people break the law – for example by damaging property or stealing – we will investigate, find those responsible and, where appropriate, put them before the courts.”
If you want to speak to the team, pop along and speak to them on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, or call us on 101. If you’d rather remain anonymous, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
If you’re in danger, always call 999.