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A gathering in York didn’t go ahead as planned yesterday evening.
Officers were made aware of a post circulating on social media last week which was encouraging young people to meet up on the Knavesmire.
Senior police officers put a robust policing plan in place and publicly responded to the social media post.
As the evening progressed and the numbers didn’t show up, the deployed officers were diverted to deal with other local priorities.
Members of the public and local councillors have this morning contacted North Yorkshire Police to thank them for their proactive approach which prevented the gathering.
Senior Commander for York, Superintendent Mark Khan from North Yorkshire Police commented:
“We know the impact that anti-social behaviour can have on peoples lives so we were quick to coordinate a measured response to prevent this gathering becoming a problem.
“I am pleased that last night passed without incident and would like to thank parents who assisted the police by discouraging their child from attending.“
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