A neighbourhood policing team chief has praised residents and thanked them for continuing to work with them during ongoing efforts to tackle anti-social behaviour the estate.

The Belle Vue Estate has been plagued with anti-social behaviour over the last few months, with the police issuing a dispersal order at the start of September.

They’ve also been joined by partners including the PCC, housing providers, the local authority, the community centre, and youth workers.

A number of changes have been made on the estate and some are in the process of being made.

These include consultations and meetings with residents to establish, prioritise and resolve issues. (A recent community meeting saw around 40 residents attend) The installation of additional CCTV, the installation of police alarms for vulnerable individuals and enhanced police patrols and support from CID, Response and Special Constabulary colleagues.

On top of this input at schools to discuss ASB, knife crime and county lines.

A football match between police and young people also took place at the local sports centre.

Ten arrests in relation to recent reports of ASB, criminal damage, robbery assault (including on an emergency worker), and theft. Several people, including teenagers, have been charged, and enquiries into all alleged crimes are on-going.

Neighbourhoods Chief Inspector Mark Haworth said: “I’d like to thank everyone involved - particularly the residents who are offering excellent input and support. Our joint efforts are already showing promising results and we’ll continue to work together to tackle those who think they can spoil quality of life for the law-abiding majority.”

Chief Insp Haworth also warned that he expected more arrests to take place.