Police take action to stop anti-social behaviour in Market Deeping after fireworks thrown in town

Lincolnshire police have taken action to avoid a repeat of anti-social behaviour in Market Deeping this weekend.

Thursday, 6th May 2021, 3:02 pm

A disturbance took place in the town last Saturday (1st May) with a group of young people throwing fireworks and food.

Fireworks were thrown at a takeaway shop and at other vehicles. Officers managed to deal with the group who were believed to be drunk.

This took place in the High Street at around 10.30pm.

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The local policing team has now put in place a dispersal order in the town centre this weekend, which will give officers the power to arrest anyone who doesn’t leave the scene if asked to do so.

This will be in place on Friday and Saturday night.

Inspector Gary Stewart said: “We will have additional officers on duty this weekend which will help us to engage with pubs and those out to enjoy the night-time economy, and hopefully this will help us to prevent any incidents from occurring.

“Licensee’s must ensure that they are not serving people who are already drunk. This is illegal and doing so can create significant problems like we saw last weekend.

“We also ask that customers looking to enjoy a few drinks in the town this weekend do so sensibly. We would rather these people go home happy than end up in a custody suite.”

To report anti-social behaviour to the police please call 101.