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Lincolnshire Police announce multi-agency ‘Safer Zone’ event for Skegness.

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The ‘Safer Zone’event will be held in Skegness, on Thursday, April, 17, and will use the Mobile Police Station as a hub, based in Grand Parade.

The event will focus on promoting public safety of ‘pubbers and clubbers’ in the town at the start of the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.

“The Easter break is a particularly busy time in our coastal resorts”, explained DS Becky Fowler.

“We want to ensure that people visiting for the first time, seasoned repeat holidaymakers, and, of course, local residents all have a safe and positive experience of Skegness.”

“The increase in the amount of people drinking alcohol and potentially using controlled drugs has a direct influence on the levels of violent crime and disorder and we aim to tackle the problem through early intervention”.

The event begins at 8pm and officers will be supported by dog handlers and CCTV, as well as staff from other agencies including the Street Pastors, EMAS and Addaction.

Potential trouble makers will be identified at an early stage and may be dealt with by use of section 27 notices, which give police the power to direct individuals to leave the area, helping law-abiding revellers enjoy themselves in a safe and secure environment.

DS Fowler, said: “Safer Zone events are initiatives that have been held in other Lincolnshire towns for a number of years and have always been well received by party-goers. It is not about spoiling anyone’s fun. On the contrary, this form of preventative policing and multi-agency education, combining a highly visible presence with plain clothes activity, ensures our streets are safe for everyone”.

 

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