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Bromley council targets antisocial 'hotspots'

PUBLISHED: 12:42 15 October 2015 | UPDATED: 13:58 16 October 2015

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Work is part of 'Operation Crystal'

Four antisocial ‘hotspots’ in the north of Bromley are continuing to be targeted under a council operation.

Operation Crystal is currently in its second year has already seen a 58 per cent drop in reported offences in these areas during its first year alone.

The operation works with a variety of organisations in the borough including local police.

As well as clearing 84 tonnes of fly tipped waste, Operation Crystal has seen success with 23 Arrests made for various offences, 42 benefit fraud investigations,10 Police warrants resulting in arrests for drugs, firearms and other offences, 12 Acceptable Behaviour Contracts issued and two major offenders evicted.

Councillor Kate Lymer, executive member for public protection and safety said: “Led by the Council, working in partnership with Police, housing associations, residents and other partners, Operation Crystal has been a huge success.

“Crystal continues to drive down environmental crime and antisocial behaviour and will be adapted to deal with any changes required within the designated areas to ensure the continuing success of the initiative.

“Further operations are planned over the next year to build on the fine results already achieved.”

The Operation is planned to run for four years.

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