Boston street drinking patrols a success, police say

A crackdown on street drinking in a Lincolnshire town has been successful, police have said.

In October officers in Boston increased patrols in the Ingram Memorial area in response to concerns from residents and businesses.

There have since been five arrests, people have been moved on more than 50 times and alcohol seized 32 times.

Three people have also had warning letters but no-one has yet been banned from the town centre, police confirmed.

The force pledged to keep the pressure on street drinkers and alcohol related anti-social behaviour.

Phil Drury, deputy chief executive at Boston Borough Council, said: "Numbers of arrests and confiscations justify the concerns we had.

"We are delighted with the results so far and would like to see the campaign continue at least over the Christmas period."

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