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Police crackdown on anti-social behaviour in Flint

AN MP has expressed his thanks to North Wales Police officers who vowed to take a tough approach to anti-social behaviour this month.

David Hanson MP said a number of residents in Flint had raised concerns about anti-social behaviour – particularly people drinking in public places.

Police chiefs have identified areas in the town where problems are the most prevalent and will work throughout August with partnership agencies to crackdown on offenders.

Additional no drinking signs will also be put up in problem areas including Town Hall/Market Square, Flint Castle, Swinchiard Playing Field, Corporation Street, Henry Taylor Street, Lower Mumforth Street, Swinchiard Walk, Flint Football Club, Maes Afon, Old London Road and Dee Cottages.

North Flintshire Inspector Jeff Moses said: “We have been in discussion with the local MP and we are working with the council and neighbourhood wardens on a problem that the public has raised concerns about.

“The campaign will target all age groups. If necessary we will issue fixed penalty notices, confiscate alcohol and in some cases we might have order people to leave a given area for up to 48 hours. They face arrest if they return within that time.”

Mr Hanson said: “I’m very pleased with the strong police response. Anti-social behaviour of this type should not be acceptable and the police are now going to crack down on this over the next month.”