Police in Garston are stepping up their patrols around the Meriden estate following a rise in reports of anti-social behaviour around the area.
Over the past two weeks, the area’s Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) has received six calls about a group of young people continually causing trouble in various locations around the area, according to a spokesperson for Hertfordshire Constabulary.
The new patrol plans will target peak times at two specific locations in Meriden where reported incidents have been occurring. The first is the site of the former Pizza Hut restaurant near the Dome Roundabout, and the second is outside the Co-op supermarket on York Way.
The SNT has liaised with the management teams at both of the locations to gather information on the matters, and enquiries into the identities of the people involved in the incidents are ongoing so further measures can be put in place.
People in the area have recently complained on social media about anti-social behaviour, including graffiti with explicit language being sprayed on several walls inside one of the area’s residential buildings.
Herts Police are encouraging residents to continue reporting incidents to the police, which can be done through the web portal at www.herts.police.uk/report, the live chat at www.herts.police.uk/contact or by calling the non-emergency number 101.
However, if a crime is ongoing or someone is in danger, they remind people to always dial 999.
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