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Anti-social behaviour is targeted

Neighbourhood officers
The new neighbour team targets anti-social behaviour in problem areas

Police have confiscated alcohol from more than 100 people during a crackdown on anti-social behaviour.

Officers also seized a vehicle and drugs over a four-week period in Broadstairs, Kent.

Kent Police said the aim of its new team of six neighbourhood officers was to combat criminal damage, intimidating behaviour and nuisance vehicles.

Team leader Sgt Dave Knox said they could target their support because they were not assigned a specific area.

He added: "This allows us to work with the neighbourhood officer, our partners and the community to offer long-term solutions to their problems and enhance the quality of life for local people."


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