Police action night will be repeated

PCSO Jane Matschke and PC Rob Brigham on patrol in Tennyson Avenue last Friday evening
PCSO Jane Matschke and PC Rob Brigham on patrol in Tennyson Avenue last Friday evening

A high-visibility police operation targeted a trouble hot-spot of Bridlington after a number of reports of anti-social behaviour and drug dealing.

A team of officers spent several hours on the beat on Friday to reassure residents and keep up the pressure on criminals who are making lives a misery near the town centre.

PC Rob Brigham said: “Myself and other members of the Bridlington neighbourhood team carried out an action evening after receiving several calls from concerned members of the public regarding Tennyson Avenue, Turmer Avenue and Trinity Road.

“The supply and misuse of drugs and related anti-social and criminal behaviour is a serious issue in towns and cities across the UK and Bridlington is no exception.

“We know the serious harm it causes, often to the most vulnerable in the community and we are committed to tackling this and prosecuting anyone involved.

“We have a really good understanding of organised crime groups which are often behind the supply chain and we work closely with neighbouring forces to share vital information and intelligence.”

During the evening, police issued a Section 35 dispersal notice to a man who had been drinking and was trying to start fights. The order made him leave the area for 12 hours.

A number of stop-and-searches were carried out and property which was suspected to be stolen was seized.

PC Brigham said a number of residents had come out to thank officers for their high-profile presence throughout the afternoon and evening.

And he urged members of the public to keep reporting hot-spot areas to police so action could be planned.

“You, the public, know when something is not right in your area and you are great at picking up the phone and letting us know so please keep doing that.

“Following the operation on Friday, several pieces of intelligence were submitted.”

The neighbourhood team are planning a similar operation in another part of Bridlington in the forthcoming weeks.

Call police on 101 to report anti-social behaviour.