POLICE carry out high visibility patrols amid an increase in anti-social behavior in a park.
After reports of criminal activity in and around Buckingham Park in Shoreham, police carried out foot patrols in the area on Friday afternoon.
Officers spoke to local residents about their concerns in hopes of resolving the issue.
A spokesman for Adur and Worthing Police said: ‘Officers carried out a foot patrol in Buckingham Park, Shoreham, providing reassurance and crime prevention advice to members of the public.
Police said patrols had increased following a series of reports of anti-social behavior and unrest in the local community.
“We are aware of these issues and urge the public to make the necessary reports to us via 101 or in an emergency call 999,” the police spokesperson added.
Earlier this week police increased their presence in ‘hotspots’ around Bognor after concerns of anti-social behavior in recent days.
Chief Inspector Nick Bowman, District Commander of Arun and Chichester, said the local community had raised the concerns.
“I would like to reassure the public that we are aware of community concerns about youth unrest and anti-social behavior in the city over the past few days,” he said.
“We have listened to these concerns and increased police activity in sensitive areas, including the seafront and Hotham Park.”
Meanwhile, police carried out high-visibility patrols in Northgate and West Green Park, Crawley, earlier this month amid an increase in anti-social behaviour.
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This notice was published: 2022-04-30 08:43:34