Police join forces to tackle yobs in Potters Bar

REGULAR patrols aimed at stamping out anti-social behaviour will be carried out in Potters Bar following the formation of a partnership between two police forces. Hertfordshire Constabulary and British Transport Police (BTP) have teamed up to tackle

REGULAR patrols aimed at stamping out anti-social behaviour will be carried out in Potters Bar following the formation of a partnership between two police forces.

Hertfordshire Constabulary and British Transport Police (BTP) have teamed up to tackle delinquency in Darkes Lane and at the town's railway station.

The alliance will see officers from both forces carry out a series of high-visibility patrols over the coming weeks.

They will also use dogs and automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) technology to sniff out offenders.


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Pc Jonathan Singleton, from the Potters Bar safer neighbourhood team, said: "Tackling anti-social behaviour in Darkes Lane and the train station is one of our Parkfield ward priorities.

"Local residents have told us this is of concern to them and, as a result, we are working in partnership with BTP to tackle the problem."

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A BTP spokesman said: "The BTP team responsible for the FCC line will work closely alongside officers from the local safer neighbourhood team for the benefit of rail passengers and residents alike.

"By sharing local intelligence and working together on initiatives that target drugs, offensive weapons and anti-social behaviour, our aim is to tackle local problems and provide a reassuring presence to the public.

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