|Police Crackdown on Anti-Social Activity on The Mount|
Zero tolerance approach to problems caused by alcohol
A crackdown on street drinkers and anti-social behaviour in Acton centre and around the Mount has resulted in 9 arrests.
The police operation - led by Acting Sergeant Amar Mushtaq - and codenamed 'Operation Hawk' took place on 29th May.
Throughout the day there was a large high-visibility presence in the area and cadets carried out test purchases at local off-licences, and shopkeepers were tackled for selling alcohol outside the terms of their licence.
Additionally, plain-clothes police officers were deployed to deal with drugs activity in the area.
As a result of the initiative five people were arrested for contraventions under the Violent Crime Reduction Act.
Four people were arrested for possession of large quantities of class A and B drugs and possession of an offensive weapon.
The Police cadets’ activities led to two retailers being issued with Penalty Notices for supplying alcohol to under 18’s.
Additionally a total of 15 individuals were dispersed in relation to street drinking.
Police say in order to continue the Ward’s success in tackling the issue, the team is adopting a zero-tolerance approach to alcohol related Anti Social Behaviour, renewing links with partnership organisations to help provide long-term results.
The team are also in the process of implementing a dispersal zone on the ward, to cover the traditionally more problematic summer months.
June 6th 2012