High Visibility Patrols in Fort William

By Reporter, The HighLand Times, Thursday October 5 2017

Police in Fort William are to carry out high visibility patrols as part of a clampdown on anti-social behaviour following recent concerns in the area.

A number of key locations have been identified around the Fort William and Inverlochy areas which will be targeted by officers.

The officers on patrol will be engaging with young people to discourage anti-social behaviour and disrupt any disturbances which do occur.

Issues reported to police have included vandalism, trespassing and large groups of young people congregating in certain areas.

Commenting Inspector Isla Campbell said:

"We know our communities don't want this type of activity on their streets and preventing anti-social behaviour is a key target for us.

"This kind of behaviour is highly disruptive for communities and can range from the annoying to the dangerous.

"We have a number of locations which have been identified where we plan to carry out high visibility patrols to deter anti-social behaviour.

"I am also aware of a number of incidents which have not been directly reported to us.

“I am concerned that there is a significant number of issues which are never passed on to police and I would ask that concerns are passed on to us by calling 101.

"I would also urge parents and guardians to check that they know where their children are, who they are associating with and what they are doing to make sure they stay safe and are not drawn in to anti-social behaviour."



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