Police promise more weekend bobbies on the Boston beat


Police have today (Friday) announced they will be stepping up ‘high visibility’ patrols in Boston town centre in the weekends leading up to Christmas.

The new patrols will begin today, and will aim to ‘minimise the potential for disorder’ through an increased uniformed presence, according to Lincolnshire Police.

It forms part of the force’s Op Nova (No to Violence and Abuse) campaign which aims to fight violence in all forms.

Chief Insp Deborah Clark said: “The festive season is important for the town’s nightime economy, with increased number of party-goers and visitors enjoying the pubs, clubs and restaurants.

“There will be additional officers in the town to ensure that revellers can enjoy themselves safely and that anyone behaving in a violent or anti-social manner can be dealt with swiftly.”

He said the force will work closely with licenced premises to ensure they monitor and enforce their licencing requirements such as proof of age checks and customer admittance.