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Police 'Tardis' contact point aims to cut anti-social behaviour
POLICE are considering installing a ‘Tardis’ in Boscombe Precinct to cut down anti-social behaviour.
They are hoping to put a modern police-style contact point at a point in the precinct that is a “hub” for local street drinkers.
Boscombe Police are drawing up ideas to put before the planning board.
PC Will Martindale told the April meeting of the area’s business forum: “The Inspector would like to put a ‘Tardis’ outside McDonalds.
“There are issues in that area and this would be putting our stamp back in the area.
“Hopefully we will be able to staff it fairly regularly and hopefully there will be local businesses applying for sponsorship. The designs are being drawn up so watch this space.”
Cllr Jane Kelly, Boscombe West, said: “I think having the ‘Tardis’ there will deter any anti-social behaviour by giving the police a permanent presence.”
Cllr Phil Stanley-Watts, of Boscombe West, has been calling for the return of police boxes in Boscombe for years.
He said updated versions could be used for reporting crime and would make the public feel safer.
He raised the idea with former Boscombe Inspector Mark Kelly in 2008.
Boscombe Police have been parking a police van outside McDonalds on Thursdays and Saturdays – the market days.
PC Will Martindale told the April meeting of the Boscombe business forum: “It’s our hub, unfortunately, for anti-social behaviour.”