Tobacco seized from boy, 14, as anti-social behaviour reports increase in Selsey

Police officers have stepped up patrols in Selsey after increasing reports of anti-social behaviour.

According to Chichester Police, a tobacco pouch was seized from a 14-year-old boy outside the Co-op store in High Street on Wednesday (November 18).

The police force said officers were patrolling the area 'due to reports of anti social behaviour'.

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"Selsey’s neighbourhood policing team is continuing to work to reduce crime and antisocial behaviour in the area, including through partnership working," a Sussex Police spokesperson said.

"It is really important that residents continue to report incidents or concerns, either by contacting us via our online methods or by phoning 101."

Selsey Town Council said it is continuing to work closely with the police, 'opening our building to maintain an established police presence'.

A spokesperson added: "We also actively contribute to the funding of our community warden, Neil Hill who works closely with the police and Selsey community.

"This is in addition to our contribution to the provision of CCTV within Selsey and our support of community led schemes to tackle local concerns."


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