Cawston crime crackdown

Police have issued a stern warning that anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated after a spate of incidents in a Norfolk village.

Local residents gathered at a recent public meeting in Cawston to tell officers from Reepham Safer Neighbourhood Team that the village hall is repeatedly targeted on Friday evenings by youths.

Incidents reported include young people banging on doors, being noisy, rowdy and possibly drinking alcohol while underage.

Officers will be stepping up patrols, taking details of youths in the area, confiscating alcohol when necessary and working closely with the Cawston Social Club committee over the next few weeks.

Sgt Richard Bedder said: 'The action is being taken to stop the minority of youths causing criminal damage and anti-social behaviour which is disturbing and causing concerns for local residents.

'This type of behaviour may be classed as low level but can have different effects on those who are subject to it.

'Residents are encouraged to report incidents of anti-social behaviour to the team. Please take as many details as possible about the offenders so we can take swift action to catch those responsible and deal with them appropriately.'

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The safer neighbourhood action panel will provide an update on the action taken at the next priority setting meeting on February 23 at New Frost Hall, Claypit Road, Foulsham at 7pm. The meeting is also a chance for residents to raise concerns about issues that affect them. Contact Reepham SNT on 0845 456 4567.