Exmouth police step up patrols

PUBLISHED: 12:30 08 August 2015

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Police say they have stepped up efforts to deal with reported antisocial behaviour in Exmouth.

The town’s neighbourhood policing teams say they have been taking action to address problems reported by the public, including underage drinking, the misuse of drugs and legal highs, and criminal damage.

This behaviour was identified as a policing priority for the town last year.

A police spokesman said: “All neighbourhood policing teams work hard, as we do in the town, to counter all types of antisocial behaviour.

“We carry out foot patrols in areas that we know are ‘hot spots’. We give advice to young persons as to the effect that alcohol and drugs can have on both body and mind.

“Officers also give advice to young persons at schools.

“We encourage the public to report all incidents of crime as this can help us target increases in specific areas.”

The spokesman added that police in the town were also taking steps to counter the use of legal highs, including providing information leaflets.

Police previously reported an increase in ‘high-visibility’ patrols.

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