Police crackdown on anti-social street drinking


Police in Boston are relaunching Op Dakota to crackdown on anti-social street drinking now the warmer months are upon us.

The town centre is covered under the existing Designated Public Place Order (DPPO) – legislation that gives officers the power to make people drinking in this area who are acting anti-socially, or likely to act anti-socially, surrender the alcohol.

If they fail to do so, they commit an offence for which they can be arrested.

Community Inspector Jim Manning said: “Incidents of street drinking are always more common in the summer months and it is our intention to tackle the matter early and reinforce the message that alcohol-related anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated in our town.

“This is a very important issue to the community and, whilst the DPPO is not a total ban on drinking, it does give us the power to deal robustly with those individuals who cause a nuisance and we shall be doing exactly that.”