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Police Tackle Anti-Social Behaviour in Hindley
Tuesday 3rd November, 2009

Officers from the Hindley Neighbourhood Policing Team are cracking down on anti-social behaviour in hotspots such as Leyland Park this week.

The increased activity ties in with Treacle, GMP’s initiative to tackle anti-social behaviour around Halloween and bonfire night, as well as the Home Office’s ‘Not In My Neighbourhood Week’ campaign, which began on Monday 2 November.

Police and police community support officers will carry out regular high-visibility and covert patrols, and officers will also use head-cams to record any evidence of anti-social behaviour.

Recordings will then be played back to the parents of those responsible so that they can work with police to address the problem.

Officers have also been travelling round Hindley in a Burglary Battle Bus recently to educate people about home security as part of Operation Storm.

Inspector Anne Scott of the Hindley Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “Tackling anti-social behaviour and burglary is one of our main priorities in Hindley, and that’s why we constantly encourage communities to talk to us so we know exactly where the problems are.

“Although we hold regular meetings and surgeries, not everyone has time to attend these, and so residents can now visit our website at gmp.police.uk/wigan and fill in a short online questionnaire** to let us know about their concerns.

“It’s important for people to have their voice heard, and this way they can let us know what they think of local policing so we can adapt our service accordingly.”

To contact the Hindley Neighbourhood Policing Team call 0161 856 7436 or email hindley.apt@gmp.police.uk

Police across Wigan borough are now delivering the Policing Pledge, giving people a clear minimum standard of service they can expect from their Neighbourhood Policing Teams.

They are asking residents for their input to ensure that the service is focused on the needs of local communities and addresses the issues that matter most to people. Find out more at gmp.police.uk/pledge

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