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From a police perspective: Anti-social behaviour around Goole

This month, Sgt Lonsdale talks to us about the Goole Policing Team’s latest priorities and the latest policing news from our are.

We have recently seen an increase in young people hanging around certain areas of Goole, being distributive and causing distress to local residents around the areas.

Intelligence suggests that groups of young people are attending derelict outbuildings to the rear of Humber Street/rear of 71-79 Swinefleet Road to hang out, take drugs and riding up and down on motorbikes in an anti-social manner.

This can occur at any time of the day and night.

This is intimidating to residents that live in the area but the main issue is the safety concern to the young people attending the area.

On the back of a multi-agency meeting and site visit, future intervention will include continued visible police presence, ideally double crewed, to consider stop/search, target any possible drugs offences, deal with any ASB issues and consider any safeguarding issues.

Officers will engage with the young people, consider signposting to local youth provision and inform parents utilising the ERYC Operation Fairway process. The Neighbourhood Beat Manager will liaise with patrol officers for joint targeted patrols to cover all exit points and local councillors are to canvas residents for reassurance. The property has now been secured.

Our new priority will focus on Eastgate Flats, Goole. We have had several reports of ASB, substance abuse, and possible cuckooing at a residential block of council flats in Goole among a small group of residents. We have already had a community day event involving a host of partners and community groups. This was the launch of the priority providing high visible presence of agencies including Fire, council, residents group, NHW and many others intending to show residents support and partnership working. Alongside housing officers we have served legal notices and warning letters to problematic residents. We intend to take further enforcement action and will be incorporating the area into our daily patrols.

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