During the morning of Thursday 14 April, Tom Randall MP met with Gedling’s Neighbourhood Policing Inspector to talk about constituents' concerns relating to crime.
Tom Randall MP said "Every quarter, I discuss local policing priorities with Gedling's Police Inspector. Usually, these focus on specific issues which residents' have raised with me that are affecting them personally, but I've had a number of people write to me about more general concerns about anti-social behaviour in places in Arnold: the incident with an assault on a teenager in Arnold and the yobs on roofs in Front Street have been well publicised locally. McDonalds has also been a hotspot.
"Beyond Arnold, there have also been issues with young lads breaking into empty homes and damaging property in Lambley Lane in Burton Joyce.
"In my meeting with the police this morning, I was pleased to hear that arrests have been made in relation to the assault. More broadly, the police are going to talk to local businesses to improve security to their buildings to stop access by those who want to cause disruption. There is a further programme of work alongside the local Council on issuing behaviour contracts, implementing curfews and the police will be carrying out an operation throughout the summer with an increased police presence."
Tom added "I'm pleased to hear that there will be pro-active work on this. In terms of the broader preventative work, I'll be having further meetings with the police and inputting into their work on the architectural review. I will be also be speaking to the County Council's Youth Service Department on activities for young people, especially during the school holidays."