Police enforce measures to combat anti social behaviour in Chatteris

Two separate handbag thefts have occurred at Whittlesey Co-Op

Two separate handbag thefts have occurred at Whittlesey Co-Op - Credit: Archant

Faced with a barrage of complaints from residents, police in Chatteris have hauled in four youths and handed them a tough warning about their future behaviour.

A police spokesman revealed all four have agreed to sign an Acceptable Behaviour Contract (ABC) to steam their anti social acts.

Police have been working in partnership with agencies to identify the young people involved and speak to the offenders’ families.

ABCs are early interventions, generally following two warnings but prior to an anti-social behaviour order made against individuals who are perceived to be engaging in anti-social behaviour.

The spokesman said: “Hours of CCTV has been viewed and various offences identified.

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“This week four Acceptable Behaviour Contracts have been issued to the youths involved.

“These are contracts between the individual and partner agencies.

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The orders contain enforceable conditions to restrict individuals’ movements and focus on changing their behaviour.

The spokesman added: “Your local policing team are still in the process of identifying other offenders. Thank you to residents who have taken the time to report these issues.”

Anyone who witnesses anti social behaviour is encouraged to call 101

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