Gravesend anti-social behaviour operation sees six arrests

PUBLISHED: 11:28 17 October 2013 | UPDATED: 11:34 17 October 2013

Six people were arrested during a four-day operation to combat anti-social behaviour in Gravesend.

It was focused on behaviour including street drinking and was supported by the dog squad, dog and traffic officers and a team from the UK Border Agency among others.

Luke Otis Samuels, 52, of Gravesham Court, was arrested and charged with possession of an offensive weapon. He was bailed to attend Medway Magistrates’ Court on today.

The operation started on October 1, the same day a three month dispersal order came into place near the clocktower.

Sgt Kurt Bowen, who coordinated the operation, said: “This was a targeted crackdown on anti-social behaviour, street drinking and resulting crime in the town.

“This should send a clear message to criminals - we will work tirelessly to get you off the streets and into custody, where you belong.

“Now the dispersal area is in place, officers patrolling the town centre have greater powers to move along people causing a nuisance to the public. I would encourage anybody concerned about crime in the town centre to report it to us on 101 or on 999 if it is an emergency.”

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Gravesend Reporter. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Gravesend Reporter