Extra patrols to tackle trouble

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Police and rangers will be stepping out on regular patrols around Shipley Country Park for the summer holiday period in an attempt to stop anti-social behaviour.

Officers from the Shipley, Smalley and Horsley Safer Neighbourhood policing teams have organised the joint patrols , which start tomorrow (Friday August 8), to help them prevent incidents of anti-social behaviour.

The team is currently targeting trouble at Shipley Country Park as a priority after residents and park users told police they were concerned about the issue.

PC Sarah Allcock said: “Residents, families and other people come to Shipley Country Park to relax and enjoy the outdoors, especially while the weather is nicer. But sometimes the actions of a small minority can spoil their time there.

“The aim of these patrols is to both target and deter anti-social behaviour, and to help reassure the local community.

“I would also ask that residents contact the police if they have any concerns about anti-social or nuisance behaviour.”

Alcohol will be seized from anyone under 18 who is caught drinking.

Letters will also be delivered to parents to make them aware of their youngsters’ behaviour and officers will look to take further action against any persistent trouble makers.

To contact the Shipley, Smalley and Horsley SNPT call 101, or email ripley.neighbourhoods@derbyshire.pnn.police.uk.'

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