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Three people banned from town centre for two days in attempt to curb anti-social behaviour

PUBLISHED: 15:01 26 August 2019 | UPDATED: 16:10 26 August 2019

Police patrol Motum Road after the disturbance which took place there on Sunday. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Police patrol Motum Road after the disturbance which took place there on Sunday. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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Three people have been ordered to leave a town centre as police crackdown on street drinking and anti-social behaviour (ASB).

Thetford officers were in the town centre on Sunday, August 25 as part of ASB patrols after an increase in crime.

Three people were given direction to leave orders banning them from the town centre for the next two days.

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A fourth person was arrested for breaching bail and is set to appear in court.

Speaking about ASB earlier this month, PC Leah Norton, from the Thetford Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: "We know this type of behaviour can have a significant impact on the local community which is why we've launched a dedicated operation to address it.

"Officers patrol problem areas on a daily basis and will take action against offenders, issuing warning notices and arresting them if that behaviour continues.

On Twitter Breckland Police said: "Three persons given direction to leave for 48 hours, meaning they can be arrested if found in the area during this period, and another arrested and remanded to court for breach of bail."

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