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Island town looks at booze ban
Can being confiscated
Llangefni police have an anti-social behaviour database
Rowdy behaviour in a north Wales town has led to calls for a ban on alcohol on its streets to combat anti-social behaviour.

A partnership has been launched by Llangefni town council, Anglesey council and North Wales Police.

They said they are focusing on tackling crime and violence in the town as part of a Llangefni Crime and Disorder Action Plan.

An Anglesey council spokesman said: "This will mean a crackdown on everything from vandalism and graffiti to boy-racers playing loud music in the town centre and nearby car parks."

The council's community safety officer, Tony Wyn Jones, said one of the partnership's major goals, "will be to investigate the possibility of turning the town centre into an alcohol free zone."

Local people have had enough and we are robustly tackling the problems.
Inspector Peter Gaffey

North Wales Police Inspector Peter Gaffey said: "It's important that all agencies work closely together to combat the problem of anti-social behaviour in Llangefni.

"It's only a very small minority who misbehave but they impact on the vast majority of decent law abiding citizens."

Last year North Wales Police launched their 'Dyna Ddigon' - or 'That's Enough' campaign to deal with anti-social behaviour.

It currently operates in Caernarfon, Kinmel Bay, Connah's Quay and Holyhead.

Inspector Gaffey said: "Llangefni is going to be designated a 'Dyna Ddigon' zone and we now have an anti-social behaviour database, which includes both adults and juveniles, to monitor anti social behaviour.

"Any persistent offenders could eventually be the subject of an Anti-Social Behaviour Order (ASBO) which could lead to imprisonment if breached.

"Local people have had enough and we are robustly and proactively tackling the problems."

Safe and healthy communities portfolio holder, Councillor Rhian Medi, welcomed the move.

She said, "Tackling anti-social behaviour isn't just the police or council's responsibility.

"It's an issue which affects everyone and so its vitally important that all parties play a proactive role in improving things in Llangefni."

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