CHESTERFIELD: Alcohol confiscated from Queen’s Park

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Alcohol has been confiscated and letters sent to parents following patrols to reduce and prevent anti-social behaviour in Queen’s Park.

Officers from the local Safer Neighbourhood policing teams are continuing to target the area following a number of calls about groups gathering, underage drinking and damage.

Since the start of February, there have been 16 calls to report anti-social behaviour at the park.

Alcohol has been confiscated and a number of letters sent to parents to inform them of their youngsters’ behaviour.

Police are also carrying out enquiries over graffiti on the door to the cricket pavilion.

Insp. Steve Ball, who is in charge of policing in the Chesterfield area, said: “We are committed to targeting anti-social behaviour as a priority alongside our partnership agencies, and we continue to carry out regular patrols at Queen’s Park to deter any nuisance activity and take appropriate action against anyone involved.

“I would ask people not to go into the park outside of opening hours, and for parents to make sure youngsters do the same, and encourage them to behave responsibly and with respect for the park and other community members.”