Busy weekend for ‘anti-social behaviour bus’
Monday 23rd October 2017 @ 17:09 by Adam Higgins
News Tameside

It proved to be a busy weekend for the ‘anti-social behaviour bus’ in Tameside. 

Police from GMP Tameside South launched the bus (pictured) last month to provide a public presence, patrolling the Hyde, Hattersley and Hollingworth areas in particular.

But, over the weekend, officers branched out to Droylsden, Denton and Haughton Green in the van after receiving reports of youths causing annoyance and setting off fireworks.

A number of youths were stopped and searched, resulting in cannabis being seized.

The GMP Tameside South team said on their Facebook page: “The weekend, although was not without incident proved to be very successful by reducing the amount of calls for assistance.

“The bus will continue to patrol the Tameside south area, challenging any person causing annoyance. Don’t let it be your child that we deal with next!”

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They are advising parents to ensure they know where their children are and what they are doing, warning that any youngsters who come in to contact with police could be arrested and parents may be fined and, in some instances, face eviction.

Police are also reminding residents across Tameside that anti-social behaviour can be reported by ringing 101, or 999 in an emergency, and also through Tameside Council by clicking here.

Alternatively, tenants of New Charter, Contour, Peak Housing and Your Housing can contact their housing associations through details on their respective websites.

Any incidents can be also be submitted anonymously through independent charity Crimestoppers by clicking here.


Picture courtesy of GMP Tameside South