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South Wales Police reflect on busy summer period on Barry Island

 

South Wales Police have reflected on a busy summer period on Barry Island - as thousands flocked to the resort to as Coronavirus restrictions eased.

In a post on social media, reflecting on the period - Police said that "While the vast majority adhered to the rules and were considerate of others, scores of others appeared intent on ignoring Public Space Protection Orders imposed by the Vale of Glamorgan Council, and engaging in antisocial behaviour which impacted on the safety and enjoyment of others."

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To tackle the issues, Operation Sumpweed was set up - whilst also meeting the demands of business as usual. These are just some of the stats from the six-week operation:

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  • Approx. £1,000 worth of alcohol seized
  • Five arrests
  • 2 Fixed penalties issued
  • 4 cannabis warnings issued
  • Multiple ASB referral orders submitted
  • Dozens of missing children located – including 20 in just one day
  • 11 tickets issued for vehicle disruption

Offences and incidents dealt with included disorder, theft, ASB, and concern for wellbeing and First Aid.

The operation was run with the support of local traders and multiple partners, including Vale of Glamorgan Council, British Transport Police, HM Coastguard and the RNLI.

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