Anti Social Behaviour At Its Lowest Level For Two Years According To Figures

A CRACK-DOWN on anti-social behaviour (ASB) in East Cambridgeshire has seen the number of incidents fall to their lowest level in two years, new figures have revealed. The latest figures released by police show that in February, anti-social behaviour in

A CRACK-DOWN on anti-social behaviour (ASB) in East Cambridgeshire has seen the number of incidents fall to their lowest level in two years, new figures have revealed.

The latest figures released by police show that in February, anti-social behaviour in the district had fallen by around 10 per cent on the previous month and, as a result, was also at its lowest rate since 2008.

Incidents recorded as ASB include hoax calls, rowdy behaviour, street drinking and nuisance behaviour and figures are collected from every village across the district as well as the three major centres Ely, Littleport and Soham.

In September last year, Andrew Bartlett took over as Sector Inspector for East Cambridgeshire and said in an interview with the Ely Standard that putting "boots on patrol" was one of his top priorities in the fight against ASB.


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Welcoming the new figures, Inspector Bartlett said: "Anti-social behaviour is extremely disruptive for the local community and is an issue we are dedicated to tackling.

"The fact that anti-social behaviour is at its lowest in East Cambs for two years is great news. We will continue to target those who behave anti-socially to ensure the number of incidents remain low."

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News that ASB has fallen will come as little comfort to staff at Ely Cathedral, however, after a recent increase in trouble in the grounds of the historic building forced senior figures there to call in police.

Groups of people have taken to drinking in the grounds of the historic landmark and senior staff at the cathedral expressed concern to officers that their swearing and anti-social behaviour could put people off visiting.

INFO: Police have advised anyone with information about ASB in the cathedral grounds to contact PCSO Emma Melton on 0345 456 4564.

What do you think? Do you feel incidents anti-social behaviour are falling your area? Send your thoughts to editor@ely-standard.co.uk or write to: Ely Standard, 38 Market Street, Ely, CB7 4LS.

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