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Police in York increase patrols as schools break up for summer

Last modified: 22 July 2021 at 03:55pm

A police officer patrols the Knavesmire in YorkOfficers from York’s Neighbourhood Policing Teams are increasing patrols across the city as school’s finish for the summer break tomorrow (Friday 23 July 2021).

Police are issuing a request for young people to be respectful to both the local community and each other at a time of year when antisocial behaviour often reaches high levels.

Inspector Lee Pointon said:

“We don’t want to stop anyone enjoying themselves and relaxing after what has been an incredibly difficult year, we’re just asking people to take responsibility for their behaviour and look out for others.

“Please clear up after yourself if you’re enjoying the warm weather outdoors, put your rubbish in the bin or take it home and please be mindful of playing music near residential properties. We want everyone to be able to make the most of our city’s beautiful green spaces so we must all take responsibility for keeping those spaces clean and free from antisocial behaviour.

“We’ll be out and about patrolling over the next few days and look forward to seeing our local communities enjoying the sun and many outdoor spaces York has to offer.”

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