Police crack down on nuisance youths

By James HorePOLICE have vowed to crack down on youths who have been drinking, using drugs and causing a nuisance in a village.The pledge came after a number of complaints were made about a large group of teenagers who gathered outside the Tesco store in Great Notley, near Braintree.

By James Hore

POLICE have vowed to crack down on youths who have been drinking, using drugs and causing a nuisance in a village.

The pledge came after a number of complaints were made about a large group of teenagers who gathered outside the Tesco store in Great Notley, near Braintree.

Police were sent to the scene, where they had to deal with a number of disturbances at the rear of the store on December 17.


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One youth was arrested for possession of drugs and police said many of the youths involved in the trouble were not from the area.

Sergeant Mike Broad, of Braintree police, said they were not prepared to allow more incidents like this.

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“Braintree police will not tolerate the anti-social behaviour, underage drinking and use of controlled drugs carried out by some youths in the Great Notley Garden Village area,” he added.

“Police will be carrying out high-visibility patrols in the area and will enforce the law by means of searches for weapons and the use of penalty notices for disorder.

“This positive action by Braintree police is in an effort to reassure the community and reduce crime in the area.”

Anyone with information about disturbances should contact Pc Natasha Keaney or Pc Will Gladwell, of Shalford police, on 01371 851 632.

james.hore@eadt.co.uk

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