Police officers in Blackpool have recently run a 10-day operation over the October 2022 half term, focusing on anti-social behaviour (ASB) in the Brunswick area.
The operation involved increased patrols in the ward, engagement tactics including events with youth justice workers, visits to known suspects of ASB and reassurance visits.
As a result of the operation, reported crime for this area has reduced by 34% and reported incidents are down by 20%.
A number of arrests were made throughout the operation, and various referrals have been submitted to partner agencies for further support and intervention. Patrols around the Brunswick area will continue over the coming months, with support from Mounted officers.
Sergeant Gemma Barr, from Blackpool Police, said “This intensive operation will hopefully reassure the Brunswick community that behaviours witnessed in recent weeks and months will not be tolerated. Action will be taken, and offenders will be prosecuted.
“Your local policing team will continue to work with third-sector and partners to support and offer diversionary activities, provide necessary support to safeguard the community and reduce offending. But where necessary and appropriate, we will use all powers available to us to enforce and offenders will be arrested.
“We will hold further engagement events in Brunswick and across Blackpool, so keep an eye out on our social media pages for more information. You can also sign up to our free messaging service In The Know here.”