Partnership Approach to Tackle Anti-Social Behaviour in Huddersfield

Monday 7 October, 2019

A proactive operation led by police and Kirklees Council has been launched in Huddersfield to tackle anti-social behaviour in the town centre.

Kirklees District Police are working in partnership with Kirklees Council and British Transport Police to tackle alcohol and drug misuse in the town centre. These issues have associated criminal offences linked to them such as violent crime, criminal damage and anti-social behaviour (ASB).

High visibility patrols of both police and partner agencies will be in the town centre throughout the weeks to promote a safe and vibrant town centre as well as working closely together to prevent any anti-social behaviour.

Any individuals who are seen and caught by police or other agencies will be asked to leave the area or arrested.

Results of the operation will be publicised in due course.

Huddersfield NPT Inspector Graham Dyson, said: “We are pleased to have launched this initiative in Huddersfield with partner agencies to highlight our continued commitment to ensuring that Huddersfield is safe and feels safe to residents, businesses, students and people visiting.

"We are focusing on tackling anti-social behaviour and the issues associated with this and what measures can be put in place to prevent criminality in the town centre.”

Cllr Carole Pattison, Cabinet Member for Learning, Aspiration and Communities, said: “We want all residents of Kirklees to be proud and feel safe when visiting their town centres. Through this operation we are working with the Police and other partner organisations to create a town centre in which people and businesses feel safe and supported. We will not tolerate anti-social behaviour within our town centres and we will continue to take appropriate enforcement action where necessary.”

Anyone who has any information about anti-social behaviour in Huddersfield is asked to contact the police via 101 or online via www.westyorkshire.police.uk/contact-us.

Information can also be passed to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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