Undercover Police officers on pushbikes and a motorbikes along with foot patrol have launched a operation in an attempt to rid an area blighted with Chavs who have no consideration for others. Police on the Isle of Wight have launched ‘Operation Varney’ to try to tackle anti-social behaviour around Newport Bus Station and Church Litten.
Despite the operation the message doesn't seem to be hitting home. Just this lunch time alone a large group descended on the area. Youths played football and threw a rugby ball narrowly missing an elderly couple who were trying to catch some lunchtime sunshine tis was witness by a large group whom all thought it very funny. Many residents have complained and beg the neighbourhood Police officers to tackle the behaviour from Teenagers and adults all carrying out anti-social acts in a public place.
Police rushed to the area yesterday afternoon when a fight had broken out with pupils from Medina College. One teenager was attacked by a large group outside Marks and Spencer’s. Police rushed around to St Thomas square after the teen managed to run away.
Inspector Rob Abel said:
“We are working with our colleagues from the Community Safety Partnership and are regularly patrolling problem areas for anti-social behaviour which have been identified to us in Newport.
“The message to those people responsible for nuisance and anti-social behaviour issues is simple. We will take action, and this could lead to you having a criminal record. This in turn could affect your eligibility for employment, your ability to borrow money, or may mean that you cannot travel to countries like the United States in the future.
“We have a number of powers to tackle ASB and these include: dispersal orders, fixed penalty notices, acceptable behaviour contracts, and criminal behaviour orders.”