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ASB and criminality around the bus interchange between Alexandra Parade and Regent Street

There has been a significant increase in Anti Social Behaviour and criminality around the bus interchange between Alexandra Parade and Regent Street.

Police responded to a number of calls in the last 6 weeks relating to heavily intoxicated members of street community and young persons being a general nuisance in the area, being rowdy, verbally abusive and getting involved in fights.

 

 

Actions

  • 25 June 2024

    Local Neighbourhood Policing Team, supported by Weston patrol teams, work tirelessly to tackle the issues and dealt with offenders robustly.

    Actions include but are not limited to:

    • Attending the incidents and making arrests
    • Working with North Somerset CCTV control room to monitor the area and identify those involved, if officers are unable to attend or parties involved flee the scene prior to their arrival
    • Conducting high-visibility patrols
    • Issuing section 35 dispersal notices to those involved behaving in a manner likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress
    • Seizing alcohol and reporting drinkers for breaching a Public Space Protection Order
    • Gathering evidence and working with Anti Social Behaviour Team to tackle persistent offenders through the use of ASB powers (Community Protection Warnings/Notices; Criminal Behaviour Orders; ASB Injunctions)
    • Working with partner agencies in the background on a long term solution, the root cause and the aftermath of street drinking, homelessness and youth related ASB/criminality
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