Anti Social Behaviour
There has been an increase in youth related antisocial behaviour and this has led to some instances of criminal damage to bus shelters and shoplifting crimes.
We recognise that youth related ASB, sometimes alcohol related is a concern for all residents and it does have an effect on public confidence.
Reports we have received are geographically akin to the Metro lines but we are also aware of similar concerns around Newcastle Great Park.
Three youths are now facing prosecution for their behaviours and we are confident we have identified the core offenders.
We would like to reassure residents that your Neighbourhood Police Officers are working closely with Newcastle Community Safety Officers, our Newcastle ASB Lead, Youth Services, Nexus and Ward Councillors to bring this situation to an end.
There are various methods of intervention outside of the Criminal Justice System which support our aims to reduce youth ASB and these young people are now introduced to those processes. This is in addition to formal actions by police.
Support and understanding from the public is crucial. To successfully bring a young person to account does require the support of witnesses.
Neighbourhood Officers are investing much patrol time targeting “hotspots” and intervening before crimes and ASB are being reported by the community.