Police in Wisbech have shared an update about how they are addressing anti-social street drinking and begging in the town.   

As part of Operation Luscombe, officers have carried out 136 related foot patrols in the town centre over the last twelve months.

Police say they have identified 65 people responsible for this type of anti-social behaviour, who have found themselves at various stages of the Op Luscombe process: 

  •  53 people have ceased offending after an informal warning. 
  • 7 people have ceased offending after being issued a Community Protection Warning. 
  •  1 person has ceased offending after being issued a Community Protection Notice 
  • 4 people have been prosecuted at Court for relevant offending. 

19 of those persons on the Op Luscombe cohort have attended our multi-agency hub where bespoke support is arranged for them to address their behaviour. 

"We know this is an important issue for those that use the town centre and we are committed to tackling it," said a spokesperson for Cambridgeshire Constabulary.

"We'll be continuing our dedicated patrols as we head (hopefully) into the warmer weather. 

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