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Antisocial behaviour in Brampton continues to fall

Efforts to tackle antisocial behaviour in Brampton are continuing to prove successful as the area currently experiences a three-year low for the number of incidents reported.

In September, there were seven incidents in the Brampton area reported to police, four of which is attributed to one individual who was arrested and charged for breaching a Criminal Behaviour Order.

Officers and PCSOs have worked closely with the local community to address issues and concerns raised by local residents.

One issue of note was damage to a bus shelter that occurred three months ago. Thorough enquiries resulted in officers identifying a group of young people who were responsible for the damage. Those young people are now going through a triage system that aims to change their attitudes and behaviour moving forward.

Sergeant Scott Adams said: “There has been a lot of hard work conducted by officers and staff to address antisocial behaviour in the Brampton area. Not only has this work been conducted, but it has also proved successful with statistics showing the area at a three-year low.

“It is really important that local people are informed of the progress that is being made. The investigation and subsequent triage work for those responsible for the damage to a bus shelter is symbolic of the effectiveness of the work being conducted by local officers and PCSOs.

“Following investment of extra officers to Local Focus teams across the county, we have been proactive in decisively dealing with issues as they emerge within Brampton and the surrounding area.

“Our work would not be as effective without the support of local people and we look forward to continuing to work with them moving forward.

“We are not complacent and we will continue to work hard to ensure that Brampton remains a safe place to live.”

Cumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner Peter McCall said: “I am pleased that progress is being made in dealing with the anti-social behaviour incidents in Brampton, and that the additional officers being deployed through the Local Focus teams are yielding results. I pledged in my council tax consultation earlier this year that I would deliver an extra 25 police officers, who would be visible and active in local communities, so it is pleasing to see they are already making a difference.

“That said, I know that this alone won’t solve all issues, but I believe it is a step in the right direction.  What the local police need going forward is the continued support of the local community. As I said at the Brampton Parish Council meeting I attended at the end of September, we need people to report any incidents they see,  so that the police can build up a picture of what is occurring and deal with it accordingly.”

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