Action taken against young people in Bromley crime crackdown

Authorities took action against around 20 young people who following antisocial behaviour in Bromley town centre in the last months of 2019.

In partnership with police, the Council issued pre-emptive warnings to individuals likely to cause trouble over the Christmas period.

A series of dispersal orders have also been issued in recent weekends, as police look to reassure the public.

Three youths were arrested the weekend before last for various offences, including robbery and knife possession.

Superintendent Andy Brittain, South Area BCU Neighbourhood Policing Lead said: “My officers work around the clock to keep Bromley town centre, and everyone who visits it, safe.

“My officers regularly patrol the town centre, and they will not hesitate to take the appropriate action against anyone intent on committing a crime and anti-social behaviour.

“We understand local concerns about recent street robbery offences against young people.

“We will continue to make arrests and use other powers to curb this offending, working with Bromley Council and other partners.

“If you have been a victim, or have information about criminal activity in your neighbourhood, we would urge you to speak to an officer or call the police as soon as possible.

“This information is crucial for investigations, and it also helps us focus our efforts in the right areas.”

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