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Patrols stepped up to tackle drug dealing and nuisance behaviour in Plungington

Posted on - 17th June, 2020 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Plungington, Preston News
Plungington Road

Patrols have been stepped up in Plungington after concerns over drug supply and antisocial behaviour.

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Officers will be speaking to residents and targeting known hotspots.

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Preston City Council says it is working with the police to tackle the issues in the area.

In a joint statement, Leaderof the council, Councillor Matthew Brown; Cabinet member for communities and social justice, Councillor Nweeda Khan; and Cabinet member for environment and community safety, Councillor Robert Boswell at Preston City Council said:“It’s a very real situation that the residents of some areas of the city, in this instance Plungington, have to witness anti-social behaviour and substance misuse on their doorstep.

“We’re working alongside Lancashire Police on a multi-agency approach to look at a range of solutions to ease the burden of these issues for our residents including a higher Police visibility in the area which has emerged from this dialogue.

“We understand everyone wants to feel safe in your own home, and we want to reassure you that Council officers are dealing with this at the highest level. The need to work together and be coordinated is essential to get the best outcome for everyone.

“We’re grateful for the current increased Police presence in the area and the message this sends that we take this very seriously and want to do all we can.”

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