Police seize 90 bottles of beer and clear up broken glass after busy night in north Derbyshire town

Police seized 90 bottles of beer and cleared a park of broken glass after a busy night enforcing a dispersal order in a north Derbyshire town.

Monday, 19th April 2021, 4:28 pm
Updated Monday, 19th April 2021, 4:33 pm

The order was created in Clay Cross for the weekend after neighbourhood police teams noticed an increase in reports of anti-social behaviour.

It was in place from 6pm on Friday, April 16 to 6pm on Sunday, April 18 in a bid to clear the streets of any individuals ‘causing anti-social behaviour or likely to contribute towards anti-social behaviour in a mapped area of the town.

Officers from Clay Cross Safer Neighbourhood Team said the busiest period was Saturday evening.

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Some of the bottles of booze seized in Clay Cross. Image: Clay Cross Safer Neighbourhood Team.

A spokesperson for the team said: “We have engaged with lots of youths on Kenning Park and Bywater Park. Although at this time no dispersals were necessary, we have seized and disposed of over 90 bottles of beer and two bottles of spirits.

“Kenning Park has had litter left in a field, which has been disposed of, and Bywater has had broken glass swept up and removed.

“A £90 fixed penalty notice will also be issued to an adult that has bought alcohol for minors.”

Responding on Facebook, Anne Brown posted: “Well done everyone! Keep up the good work, perhaps a word with some of their parents would be an idea, after all who is giving youngsters the money to buy alcohol!”

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