Dorset Police crack down on drunken antics

DORSET Police say they will come down hard on anyone causing antisocial behaviour this Christmas and New Year.

Officers say tackling antisocial behaviour is one of their priorities and there has been a reduction in offences reported in the county during 2012.

Superintendent Dave Thorp said: “We recognise that ASB can ruin lives by making victims feel afraid, intimidated and vulnerable.

“We will therefore take robust action against anyone taking part in antisocial behaviour over the festive period, just as we do all year round.”

Offenders could be arrested, issued with a warning or fixed penalty notice or handed an ASBO or antisocial behaviour contract.

Supt Thorp added: “If you are going out over the festive period, enjoy yourself but remember to consider others.

“If you are out late for Christmas drinks, head home quietly without waking up your neighbours or those living close to pubs and clubs.

“Alcohol can lead to rowdy situations and can make you vulnerable so take care and know your limits.”

He warned groups of young people that action will be taken if they are found causing a disturbance and said: “Although the presence of a group of teenagers doesn’t automatically mean antisocial behaviour is being committed, if offences are taking place then we will take action.

Antisocial behaviour is behind door 17 of the Dorset Police Advent Calendar campaign, which can be viewed at dorset.police.uk or by searching for #DPadventcalendar on Twitter.

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5:31pm Mon 17 Dec 12

manyogie says...

Is it me, or does the headline imply we won't be seeing the police doing drunken antics?
Is it me, or does the headline imply we won't be seeing the police doing drunken antics? manyogie

6:47pm Mon 17 Dec 12

Clunge says...

When he says "we will therefore take robust action" I assume he means the collective "we" as most plod will tell you that a superintendent or other senior officer is rarely seen out after dark, unless it's at the Freemason's Christmas bash.
When he says "we will therefore take robust action" I assume he means the collective "we" as most plod will tell you that a superintendent or other senior officer is rarely seen out after dark, unless it's at the Freemason's Christmas bash. Clunge

7:00pm Mon 17 Dec 12

Jetwasher says...

Hardly coming down hard ! A asbo or a fixed plenty is laughable. How about taken to a cell and a have a good kick in then told to go on there way and behave ? That will sort it no micky mouse judge or paperwork is needed.
Hardly coming down hard ! A asbo or a fixed plenty is laughable. How about taken to a cell and a have a good kick in then told to go on there way and behave ? That will sort it no micky mouse judge or paperwork is needed. Jetwasher

8:43pm Mon 17 Dec 12

Albumen says...

It's about time Dorset Police cracked down on anti-social drunken behaviour.
I live on a busy thoroughfare in Bournemouth and I have lost count of the number of times that boozed up yobbos have defecated on my bird table and trampled my pansies. I have reported this many times to the police - by telepathy - and so far they have done nothing about it.
When will this situation change?
It's about time Dorset Police cracked down on anti-social drunken behaviour. I live on a busy thoroughfare in Bournemouth and I have lost count of the number of times that boozed up yobbos have defecated on my bird table and trampled my pansies. I have reported this many times to the police - by telepathy - and so far they have done nothing about it. When will this situation change? Albumen

8:57pm Mon 17 Dec 12

manyogie says...

Albumen wrote:
It's about time Dorset Police cracked down on anti-social drunken behaviour.
I live on a busy thoroughfare in Bournemouth and I have lost count of the number of times that boozed up yobbos have defecated on my bird table and trampled my pansies. I have reported this many times to the police - by telepathy - and so far they have done nothing about it.
When will this situation change?
'Defecated on my bird table"
There's something you don't see often!
[quote][p][bold]Albumen[/bold] wrote: It's about time Dorset Police cracked down on anti-social drunken behaviour. I live on a busy thoroughfare in Bournemouth and I have lost count of the number of times that boozed up yobbos have defecated on my bird table and trampled my pansies. I have reported this many times to the police - by telepathy - and so far they have done nothing about it. When will this situation change?[/p][/quote]'Defecated on my bird table" There's something you don't see often! manyogie

8:59pm Mon 17 Dec 12

Pablo23 says...

Albumen wrote:
It's about time Dorset Police cracked down on anti-social drunken behaviour.
I live on a busy thoroughfare in Bournemouth and I have lost count of the number of times that boozed up yobbos have defecated on my bird table and trampled my pansies. I have reported this many times to the police - by telepathy - and so far they have done nothing about it.
When will this situation change?
To be fair to the drunks, I could have been a squirrel
[quote][p][bold]Albumen[/bold] wrote: It's about time Dorset Police cracked down on anti-social drunken behaviour. I live on a busy thoroughfare in Bournemouth and I have lost count of the number of times that boozed up yobbos have defecated on my bird table and trampled my pansies. I have reported this many times to the police - by telepathy - and so far they have done nothing about it. When will this situation change?[/p][/quote]To be fair to the drunks, I could have been a squirrel Pablo23

8:12am Tue 18 Dec 12

Lord Spring says...

Albumen wrote:
It's about time Dorset Police cracked down on anti-social drunken behaviour.
I live on a busy thoroughfare in Bournemouth and I have lost count of the number of times that boozed up yobbos have defecated on my bird table and trampled my pansies. I have reported this many times to the police - by telepathy - and so far they have done nothing about it.
When will this situation change?
If you raise the bird table to a height of 6 foot that should solve one problem.
[quote][p][bold]Albumen[/bold] wrote: It's about time Dorset Police cracked down on anti-social drunken behaviour. I live on a busy thoroughfare in Bournemouth and I have lost count of the number of times that boozed up yobbos have defecated on my bird table and trampled my pansies. I have reported this many times to the police - by telepathy - and so far they have done nothing about it. When will this situation change?[/p][/quote]If you raise the bird table to a height of 6 foot that should solve one problem. Lord Spring

10:08am Tue 18 Dec 12

Tom 'Boscombe' Jones says...

Police advent calendar, does that mean a press release every day? Give me a break...
Police advent calendar, does that mean a press release every day? Give me a break... Tom 'Boscombe' Jones

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