New powers for Doncaster council officers

Gwyn Thomas of South Yorkshire Police.
Gwyn Thomas of South Yorkshire Police.

Extra powers have been given to Doncaster Council’s Neighbourhood Response Team to combat issues like antisocial behaviour and street drinking.

Team members will be able to take names and addresses of anybody being a nuisance and pass the details to South Yorkshire Police, who could then prosecute.

Failure to provide details to the NRT officers could again result in prosecution.

Chief Insp Gwyn Thomas said: “Officers continue to work closely with partners to tackle issues, such as antisocial behaviour, that cause concern among the community and impact on the lives of residents.

Mayor of Doncaster Ros Jones said: “We are committed to keeping Doncaster a safe place for everyone to live, work and enjoy.”