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New Options Available To Deal With Anti-Social Behaviour

Monday October 20 2014


South Yorkshire Police South Yorkshire Police


POLICE and other agencies now have new options for tackling anti-social behaviour.

The Antisocial Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014 provides new tools for dealing with people who behave anti-socially.

Dispersal orders give police the authority to direct individuals away from an area for 48 hours and closure powers allow police, council and social landlords to shut down premises if necessary.

The overall number of police powers to deal with anti-social behaviour is being reduced from 19 to six in order to simplify the process and tackle incidents quickly.

Superintendent Colin McFarlane, from South Yorkshire Police, said: "The new streamlined powers make it easier to deal with anti-social behaviour and helps us work with partner agencies to ensure that there is a joined up response for victims."

In addition to the new powers, a ‘community trigger’ gives members of the public the power to ask agencies, such as the police and councils, to review how they have responded to incidents.

A community trigger can be raised by contacting South Yorkshire Police on 101 or by visiting a public enquiry desk.

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Reply Posted by Well done on Monday October 20 2014 at 12:47
It will be full time job in the measbro dyke area doncaster rd to town but Bmbc have created the problem them selfs

Reply Posted by Mr C on Monday October 20 2014 at 19:00
Cant see it making much difference really

Reply Posted by Joe Locke on Monday October 20 2014 at 21:10
Direct them to the council chamber in the town hall.

Reply Posted by Mr C on Monday October 20 2014 at 22:14
I still don't like people that wares speckticals

Reply Posted by Guido Fawkes on Tuesday October 21 2014 at 13:46
I think this is a good idea if it reduces the asbos from residential areas its all for the good I have faith in the powers that be to sort this out once and for all

Reply Posted by Mr C on Tuesday October 21 2014 at 20:16
Just shows how deluded you are Guido Fawkes

Reply Posted by Me, here, now on Wednesday October 22 2014 at 08:59
Firstly sorry for putting this comment on this particular story link, but i`ve just read the story about the council`s plans for a gypsy site on Grange Lane - why is there no comment facility on this particular story - is this PC censorship WAB ???

Reply Posted by Kath on Wednesday October 22 2014 at 20:29
Hmm we shall see. When my mother and her neighbours were suffering anti-social behaviour problems a while back, the police were useless, they advised them to write to their local councillors, which they all did, and guess what? Not one of them even bothered to reply. They ended up dealing with it themselves by putting pressure on the landlords.



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