Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) Officers, along with Trading Standards and Cleveland Fire Brigade, want to educate and advise young residents about antisocial behaviour (ASB) and the dangers of fireworks and fires.
On Friday,12th October, police and trading standards officers visited local shops and off licences who sell fireworks, alcohol and items such as eggs and flour to ask them not to sell these items to children or youngsters – or to people they believe are buying them on their behalf.
NPT officers have been joined by Fire Brigade and ASB Team colleagues for school visits focusing on ASB and its impact on the community and to deliver an interactive programme “Stepping Stones”.
Neighbourhood Officer Tracee Hall-Young will also coordinate a team as they spruce up Saltburn by removing graffiti and taking away piles of litter so they cannot be set alight.
Sgt Barry Plumpton said: “We want to ensure our young people are safe but we also need to send out a clear message that antisocial behaviour – in any form – simply will not be tolerated. We will use the full force of the law to deal with anyone found taking part in ASB.
“This is a very busy time for Cleveland Police and for our partners as the thoughtless actions of a small minority can spoil things for the law abiding majority.
“We always appreciate the public’s help and cooperation and I would ask parents and carers to keep an eye on their children and teenagers – be aware of where they are, who they are with and what they are doing at all times.
“Let’s all have a good time over Hallowe’en and Bonfire Night – with no antisocial behaviour or injuries.”