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Local policing priorities set for North Mymms

Anti-social behaviour, drug dealing and drug use top the list

Local crime statistics for August 2019 - image courtesy of Hertfordshire Constabulary
Local crime statistics for Welwyn Hatfield South for August 2019
Image courtesy of Hertfordshire Constabulary
Local police say that all types of anti-social behaviour (ASB) are to be targeted in the coming months following consultations with the local community through the force’s Echo project, and data contained in the most recent crime figures.

Hertfordshire police describe ASB as “personal, environmental and nuisance behaviour”.

The local police Safer Neighbourhood team working in Welham Green say it mainly involves drug dealing and drug use, the behaviour of young people in public places, and off-road bikes.

They say officers are  “taking action where necessary through raids, arrests of offenders, S59 and seizures.”

S59 refers to Section 59 of the Police Reform Act 2002, which allows the police to issue a warning to drivers if they are reported to have used their vehicle in a manner which causes “alarm, distress or annoyance”.

Officers say local ASB mainly occurs at night. Regular patrols are now taking place, and police say they are working with agencies and youth offending teams to educate young people in the area about their behaviour.

They say “acceptable behaviour agreements” have been issued which include curfews and banning orders.

The main crimes in North Mymms this year

This site started reporting on the monthly crime figures earlier this year. You can check the crime figures below.

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