Preston city centre anti-social behaviour crackdown to continue

Posted on - 19th July, 2022 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Preston City Centre, Preston News
Police officers standing guard in Preston
Police officers standing guard in Preston

During National Anti-Social Behaviour week, Preston Police will be tackling anti-social behaviour (ASB) through their police operation, Op Pavilion.


The operation is part of Preston Neighbourhood Police’s response to ASB in Preston City Centre.

The aim of National ASB week is to encourage communities to take a stand against ASB, as well as highlight the work the force carries out day in, day out, dealing with anti-social behaviour issues.

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As part of the week, the neighbourhood team will be conducting high visibility patrols at event locations and key ASB hot spot areas as well as gathering information and intelligence to act upon.  Officers will also be engaging in early intervention with young people.

Chief Inspector Sue Bushell of Preston Police said: “From feedback we receive from residents and businesses, we know that anti-social behaviour is high on everyone’s list of issues. 

“That’s why we work with partners across the city to share information and proactively respond to those concerns.

“We know tackling ASB is not only a week of activity and that’s why we are working on a long-term strategy with our partners going forward with a number of covert and overt operations.”

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Andrew Snowden, Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire said: “Residents have been contacting me regularly with their concerns around anti-social behaviour in Preston and it’s great to be able to join officers who are out proactively responding to these issues and addressing what can often be extremely damaging behaviour that makes life a misery for others.

“Neighbourhood policing needs to be at the heart of our communities, listening to concerns and taking action. Operation Pavilion does this and provides reassurance that officers are listening to concerns and will take action, through both engagement and enforcement.

“As I continue to lead the fight against crime in Lancashire, I am committed to getting tough on anti-social behaviour and taking back our streets, whilst working with partners to prevent young people from becoming involved in anti-social behaviour and other criminal activity within our neighbourhoods.”

Anyone concerned about anti-social behaviour should call 101 or they can report online via or anonymously through CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111.

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