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A policing operation was put in place to respond to the rise in reports of antisocial behaviour and criminal damage which Cleveland Police sees historically around this time of year.
The Force is well practised in policing this traditionally busy time and the planning and preparation for this has been taking place alongside partner agencies for a long period in the run-up to it.
Superintendent Marc Anderson said: “Crime and criminal damage will not be tolerated at any time of year, although we do typically see a rise around October and we put in place plans with our partners to deal with this.
“Parents also have a responsibility to know where their children are if they’re out on an evening and I would like to take this opportunity to remind parents and guardians to please know what their children are up to and where they are.
“This weekend a large number of officers were brought in to work on cancelled rest days and police worked closely with partners from the local authority enforcement teams to patrol hotspot areas and tackle any reports.”
Due to this prevention work, initial indications show that there were reductions in reported incidents between 4pm and midnight last night (Sunday 30th October).
Six dispersal orders were put in place in the Stockton and Redcar areas where officers could disperse large groups youths.
Any potential offences will continue to be reviewed and investigated.