Operation Style launches in York
1:23pm 4th June 2010
A summer crackdown on drink fuelled anti social behaviour kicks off in York this weekend. Safer York Partnership is luanching it’s new summer safety campaign. Operation STYLE (SAFE TIME IN YORK, LET’S ENJOY) aimed at ensuring our visitors and residents can be safe in the city throughout this summer’s sporting events.
All too often football events are marred by incidents of anti-social behaviour and drunken, rowdy fans. In 2008, Safer York Partnership launched Operation ALTN8: a successful education and enforcement campaign that resulted in 18% reductions in violence in the night time economy over the summer period. The Operation was repeated at Christmas and in Summer 2009, again resulting in reductions in crime and anti-social behaviour.
On Friday 4th June, Safer York Partnership launches it’s new summer safety campaign. Operation STYLE (SAFE TIME IN YORK, LET’S ENJOY) aimed at ensuring our visitors and residents can be safe in the city throughout this summer’s sporting events.
The police in York will be taking a tough stance on any rowdy or disorderly behaviour in the city, using a variety of tools including directions to leave, penalty notices and head cameras to gather evidence for prosecutions through the courts.
Director of Safer York Partnership, Jane Mowat has told Minster fm “ We are keen to ensure that revelers in the city can have a great night out without becoming victim to the inconsiderate anti-social behaviour of a minority. We will be paying particular attention to licensed premises, deploying increased numbers of police officers on foot patrol in the city and working with the Street Angels to provide water and support to those who find themselves vulnerable through overindulgence.”
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