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Open Meeting To Discuss Problems In Littlemoor


3:06pm 27th February 2013

People living in an area of Weymouth that's been hit by a spate of anti-social behaviour are being asked to help Dorset Police.

A public meeting has been set-up to help tackle crime in Littlemoor. The community has been plagued by arsonists and youths causing trouble over recent months.

Cars have been torched, buildings damaged and even a children's play area was set alight on Monday night (25th February).

Police and Safer Neighbourhood teams are on the case and have stepped up night patrols, but they need the public's help to catch offenders.

It's not the first time Officers have asked anyone with information over the anti-social behaviour to come forward.

The Force is hosting an open meeting to discuss the crackdown next Wednesday (6th March) and are encouraging local residents to attend. It's a chance for residents to be updated on all the work and progress that has been achieved in tackling issues, such as crime and anti-social behaviour, in recent weeks on the estate.

It's being held at St Francis Church from 7:30pm - NOT Bincombe Court as previously arranged.

Inspector Les Fry, of Weymouth and Portland Police, said: "A great deal of work is taking place on the estate to address the issues highlighted to us by residents.

 "This meeting gives us the opportunity to directly update the residents regarding the action we have taken so far and what action is planned for the future.

"Residents who attend the meeting will also have the chance to air their views and ask questions.

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