People are invited to quiz police on alcohol-related anti-social behaviour in a meeting at the end of this month. 

County Durham and Darlington police and crime commissioner (PCC) Joy Allen will scrutinise this area at her next public accountability meeting on Thursday, July 28.

The meetings are held for the PCC to hold the chief constable and Durham Police to account and pinpoint areas of improvement in a bid to deliver openness and transparency for the public.

Each meeting considers a theme from the PCC's police and crime plan.

Local residents and businesses are invited to pose questions to the force via the PCC at each meeting.

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Ms Allen said: "In response to public opinion I prioritised tackling anti-social behaviour (ASB) and supporting those unfortunate enough to be affected by this type of behaviour.

"That is why I have appointed an anti-social behaviour champion who focuses on performance in tackling ASB and the service provided to victims.

"I do understand that being subjected to any type of anti-social behaviour can be incredibly upsetting and traumatic.

"This meeting will focus on alcohol-related anti-social behaviour, which I know can disturb life in our communities, or ruin a good night out.

"I am urging people to send in their questions on the way in which the police are working to tackle the problem, which will then be answered at the highest level during the meeting.

"All meetings are recorded which enables our communities to see for themselves how the accountability process works."

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In previous public accountability meetings, the commissioner has scrutinised proposals for a centralised custody facility, offroad bikes, violence against women and girls and processes to report crime or contacting the police.

The meeting will be available to view, as are recordings of previous meetings, on the Durham PCC Office YouTube site.

Anyone with questions on alcohol-related anti-social behaviour is invited to submit them via email to before 5pm on July 16.


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