Doncaster police in clampdown on town centre begging and anti-social behaviour
Police in Doncaster have launched a clampdown on begging and anti-social behaviour in the town centre.
South Yorkshire Police have said stamping down on troublemakers and begging in the town centre was a ‘current priority’ – and that a number of dispersal orders had been issued to kick people out.
Inspector Mark Payling said: “Current priorites include begging, anti-social behaviour, improved police visibility, burglary and drugs.
"Between 25 March and the time of publication, there have been 22 dispersal notices under the Public Spaces Protection Order covering the town centre.
"If you want to offer your support by giving money, please consider one of the many charities in the Doncaster area.
"Please don’t give money directly to individuals begging as most, if not all, have been offered or are in accommodation and receiving benefits.
"Officers have also arrested nine individuals in the town centre for various offences including failing to appear at court, shoplifting and breach of a Community Protection Notice.”