Residents highlight Mexborough ‘crime hotspot’ areas

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Police have vowed to crackdown on several crime hotspot areas in Mexborough.

Residents highlighted a number of crime and disorder issues that have blighted communities in recent weeks at a public meeting.

Those who attended the Partners And Communities Together meeting at Mexborough Resource Centre last Thursday requested police to tackle crime in three specific areas.

Officers agreed to clampdown on anti-social behaviour in Victoria Park and the surrounding streets.

Residents had reported gangs of youths had been congregating in the park and had been spotted underage drinking near a children’s play area.

Anti-social behaviour in Auckland Road and Chaucer Road was also highlighted as a major problem and was identified as a priority area.

Residents also called for more action to tackle youth nuisance issues blighting Schofield Street. Police have taken recent action to close a problem property in the street which had become a hub for drug dealing. Police will report back at the next PACT meeting in April.