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Last Updated: Thursday, 29 April, 2004, 19:31 GMT 20:31 UK
Police in bid to tackle hooligans
Hooligans who terrorise local residents could be more likely to face action as Humberside Police review the use of new powers to crack down on yobs.

A seminar on the use of anti-social behaviour orders (ASBOs) is being held in Barton on Friday.

Senior officers say they want to build on the orders that they have already issued to people in the area.

The event will bring together officers and support staff from across the area in a bid to tackle community problems.

An ASBO can be used by the police to ban people from certain areas or to prohibit them from doing certain things.

Ch Supt Trevor Sheard said: "We want to ensure that we are maximising the opportunities to deal effectively with anti-social behaviour.

"We have now been provided with some excellent tools to positively tackle such behaviour and this seminar has been organised to ensure we are on the right track."

He added that the police were aware petty crime and anti-social behaviour caused distress to a great number of people.


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