Increase in underage drinking and drugs detected in Nailsea by police

PUBLISHED: 08:17 06 June 2017 | UPDATED: 08:17 06 June 2017

Police have upped patrols in parts of Nailsea in a bid to reduce antisocial behaviour.

Police have upped patrols in parts of Nailsea in a bid to reduce antisocial behaviour.

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Avon and Somerset Constabulary has stepped up police patrols in Nailsea following a sharp rise in antisocial behaviour (ASB).

Officers have become aware of an increasing amount of underage drinking, drug-taking and criminal damage in Millennium Park, Golden Valley and Nowhere Woods on Friday and Saturday nights.

PC Peter Rooke, of Nailsea beat team, said: “Unfortunately we have seen a marked increase in general ASB, incidents of criminal damage, underage drinking and littering over the past few months.

“Officers have seized large quantities of alcohol from people we know are under 18, there is evidence of cannabis use and park equipment and furniture, including picnic benches and play equipment, have been badly damaged and will need to be replaced.

“We have also seen extensive littering, not only of general rubbish, but hundreds and hundreds of nitrous oxide gas canisters, which is another expense to council to clear up.”

Anyone who wishes to report antisocial behaviour can call the police on 101.

* For full story, pick up a copy of tomorrow’s (Wednesday’s) North Somerset Times.

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