Preventing begging in Exmouth 'paramount' to police as new measures are introduced

PUBLISHED: 11:59 13 August 2017 | UPDATED: 08:42 17 August 2017

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A crackdown on antisocial behaviour and begging has been highlighted by police in a bid to combat the 'negative impact' on Exmouth's tourist trade.

Police said the laws would be used by town officers to tackle criminal and nuisance behaviour.

Officers said the introduction of two pieces of legislation - Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) and Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) - would help fight negative behaviour. They said preventing begging in Exmouth was ‘paramount’ and a top priority.

“Prevention of begging has become paramount for Exmouth town police and there are new measures being brought in to help conquer the problems,” said a force spokesperson. “These two pieces of legislation will be put to good practice soon to help us fight such negative behaviour.

“Exmouth neighbourhood police team will continue their efforts to lower the levels of antisocial behaviour that is encountered daily on the streets of Exmouth.”

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