Lower level of crime and ASB incidents observed on 30th October
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The pro-active police operation to tackle crime and antisocial behaviour on Monday night (30 October) meant that only person was arrested.
There were 43 incidents of anti-social behaviour across the Cleveland Police area, with most of the incidents happening in Middlesbrough.
Superintendent Emily Harrison, who led the police operation, said: “Although we are pleased to say there was only one arrest during Monday night’s operation, we still saw many incidents of children and young people intent on causing disruption within our communities with their antisocial behaviour.
“Officers acted swiftly and implemented a number of Dispersal Orders to prevent antisocial behaviour escalating into criminality.
“In addition, we worked with local authorities and other partners to undertake other diversionary activities, such as seizing items.
“We had additional officers out on pro-active patrols from the early evening, with an aim to provide a significant police presence.
“Cleveland Police observed a reduction in the number of incidents and arrests from previous years’ operations on this date.”
“We thank the public for their co-operation and urge anyone who has any information about crime or antisocial behaviour in their area to report it to us on 101”.