Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Cops Begin Summer Crackdown on Yobs; Operation Launched to Tackle Tyneside Troublemakers

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Cops Begin Summer Crackdown on Yobs; Operation Launched to Tackle Tyneside Troublemakers

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Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY

YOBS causing bother at anti-social behaviour hotspots this summer can expect to be moved on.

As the school holidays get under way and temperatures begin to soar, police are today launching a crackdown on Tyneside's troublemakers.

And, as Northumbria Police launches its summer anti-social behaviour campaign, the Chronicle can reveal the disorder hotspots across Tyneside where officers will be getting tough on yobs young and old.

Areas including parks, Metro stations and specific streets flagged up as problem zones will be flooded with extra officers, who will be getting tough on underage drinking and enforcing alcohol exclusion zones.

Police will also be working with licensed premises to ensure they are supplying booze responsibly. The force's work is being supported by other agencies who are staging activities and events throughout the summer to give young people something to do other than causing trouble.

The action is being taken as part of Northumbria Police's Respect - It's a Two-Way Street campaign, which launches for the second year running, today. In Newcastle, the city centre is a hotspot for anti-social adults, while the West End has the most problems with youthrelated disorder.

Over the summer, officers will be increasing patrols and taking a tough stance on issues such as disorderly drunks and drinking on the streets.

Chief Insp Leigh McManus, of Newcastle Area Command, explained: "Our officers will continue to take robust action against those who act in an irresponsible manner or cause disruption to others.

"Over the summer, officers will be out and about in the city centre to ensure order is maintained on busy shopping days and crowded nights out.

"We do want people to enjoy the city over the summer but we ask that they enjoy it responsibly.

Those found to be causing anti-social behaviour or being drunk in public will be dealt with appropriately, this could include being ordered out of the city centre, an on-the-spot fine, or even being arrested. We also have a number of activities happening in Eldon Square throughout August which we are supporting, together with other events in our communities across the city. …

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