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Measures in line if anti-social youths return to King's Lynn town centre to cause trouble




After ten youths were issued a notice banning them from King's Lynn town centre for 48 hours, a King's Lynn officer has said measures will be enforced if they persist.

King's Lynn Police posted on social media on Friday evening to say that section 35 notices were issued to youths at the bus station following anti-social behaviour.

This included anti-social cycling in the area.

PC Lee Anderton, community engagement officer for King's Lynn, said measures including a community protection order could be imposed if it reoccurs.

He said: "Section 35 is a tool to deal with the low-level anti-social behaviour.

"It is normally youths riding through the town centre causing distress to members of the public.

"They have not been listening to what we are telling them.

"We hope people that get issued them will move on and understand what they have done.

"It gives them time to calm down."

PC Anderton added that the police normally speak to families concerned to try and resolve the issue where they can.

Section 35 notices can ban people from a public space for a maximum of 48 hours.

A spokeswoman for the borough council said: "There have been a number of issues in and around the bus station involving anti-social behaviour.

"The situation is reviewed regularly in our operational partnership team meetings.

"We hope that the action being taken by the police will help deter anti-social behaviour in the area, and we will continue to monitor the situation with them."

The Vancouver Quarter has been contacted by the Lynn News but did not comment on the matter.



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