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Kelly to question PSNI Chief Constable on anti social behaviour

4 February, 2016 - by Gerry Kelly

Sinn Féin MLA Gerry Kelly is to raise with Chief Constable George Hamilton today at a meeting of the Policing Board the failure of  PSNI to deal with the issue of anti social activity in areas where it is particularly acute

 Mr Kelly said,

 “As we have seen in the past few weeks anti social activity remains a major concern of some local communities when it comes to policing and safety.

 “There are particular areas and communities where anti-social behaviour is more acute and I will raise directly with the Chief Constable George Hamilton today the failure of the PSNI to give a sufficient focus to those areas.

 “In the Policing plan it was stated that by 31 March 2016 the PSNI was to have carried out a pilot study to examine how PSNI address antisocial behaviour in areas of high crime/social disadvantage; and by 31 March 2017 to implement 90% of recommendations identified in the pilot study.

 “We are now in February 2016 and this pilot programme has yet to begin and this is an unacceptable response to what is a really acute problem in some areas. 

 “I will be demanding an assurance that the Chief Constable ensures this issue is given the focus it requires in the coming months” ENDS

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