December 6 2013 Latest news:
Friday, November 1, 2013
Reports of anti-social behaviour in Suffolk during Halloween have dropped from last year’s figures, Suffolk police have said.
The force received a similar of calls to last year but reports of anti-social behaviour fell from 89 in 2012 to 81.
Chief Inspector, Jenny Powell, believes proactive work of police is the reason behind the figures.
She said: “In the run-up to Halloween and bonfire night we have worked hard with communities to ensure that anti-social disturbances are kept to a minimum.
“We have worked with young people to outline to them what constitutes anti-social behaviour, and what behaviour is acceptable – as well as outlining which behaviours will not be tolerated, and treated as anti-social behaviour and dealt with accordingly.
“Working with local communities and businesses we have also made sure that the vulnerable stay safe and that items that could be used to create a nuisance such as eggs and flour are not sold to under-16s over the period.”
Officers are now looking ahead to bonfire night and are asking the public to behave responsibly.
There is a curfew on the use of adult fireworks between 11pm and 7am except for bonfire night, when it is between midnight and 7am and on Diwali night, November 3, when it is between 1am and 7am.
Ch Insp Powell added: “We are asking for people to continue to heed our advice for bonfire night, it’s a time when some members of the community, such as older residents and young children can feel particularly vulnerable and find this time of year distressing.”