Police crackdown on anti-social behaviour in Coventry city centre - The Coventry Observer

Police crackdown on anti-social behaviour in Coventry city centre

Coventry Editorial 4th Oct, 2023   0

POLICE have cracked down on anti-social behaviour in Coventry, including stopping suspected drug dealers and users around Charterhouse Park, by issuing 32 community protection notices (CPN) during September.

The CPNs have been issued by St Michael’s neighbourhood policing team, which covers Coventry city centre.

They have also been used to target aggressive beggars, street workers causing anti-social behaviour in residential areas and youngsters congregating around Millennium Place causing anti-social behaviour.

Last week, Councillors from St Michael’s called on police officers to ‘stop going easy’ on the ‘brazen drug activity’ which has seen addicts injecting themselves in front of families on the grounds of Coventry’s Charterhouse Monastery.

Last Friday the police’s Op Speedy activities focused on Charterhouse Park and included high-visibility patrols in the area.

Insp Simon Finney, from the St Michaels team said : “The orders are a really valuable tool for local officers when they are dealing with people whose behaviour is having a negative impact on the local community.

“CPN’s mean we can deal with the issues that we know really affect our communities and people coming and visiting the city centre.”

“Using them means we have control over who is coming to the area and anyone looking to create significant disruption and we can stop them engaging in criminal and anti-social activity.

“The notices are a significant deterrent and if they are breached, they give us the power of arrest if there are criminal matters.”


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