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Sussex Police take on a partnership approach to tackle anti-social behiour in Littlehampton

Arun Prevention Team organised a multi-agency day of action in Littlehampton to tackle issues of anti-social behaviour.

The Prevention Team alongside Rail Enforcement Officers, Environmental Officers and Arun District Council took to the streets in a foot patrol on Thursday (27 September).

A 40-year-old man from Littlehampton was arrested for breaching a community order. He appeared at Crawley Magistrates’ Court on Thursday (27 September) and the case was adjourned until 8 October at Worthing Magistrates’ Court.

PCSO Katie Harsley said: “We received a number of complaints from the local community regarding anti-social behaviour and street drinking around the Littlehampton town centre.

“We, alongside our partner agencies, wanted to robustly tackle this matter as this type of behaviour is unacceptable.

“We were able to arrest a man during the day of action and a number of people were stopped and words of advice given.

“This action day is the second we have conducted in just over a month, with the previous being held on the 23 August.

“We want to reassure the public that solving these issues remains a priority for us and we will continue to monitor reports regarding this behaviour.

“We have increased our presence within this area and prioritise offences that are cause the greatest harm to victims and the communities.

“I would like to extend my thanks to the local community for the positive response we received on Thursday and would encourage the public to continue to report matters of this nature to us without delay.”

To report matters of anti-social behaviour to Sussex Police please go online or call 101.