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Response team tackle anti-social behaviour in Doncaster

A team has been set up in Doncaster to tackle criminal damage, abusive behaviour, street drinking and littering.

Doncaster Council is combining the work of council enforcement officers and police community support officers (PCSOs).

The 30-strong neighbourhood response team will operate seven days a week.

Mayor of Doncaster Peter Davies said the initiative would "stop small problems escalating into large ones."

According to the council the project is one of the biggest investments it has made in tackling anti-social behaviour in recent years.

Mr Davies said: "People have got the idea that they can do what they like. Well, they can't do that in Doncaster any more - we're not tolerating it."

In 2010 the number of anti-social incidents reduced by 7% in the town, with 1,890 fewer incidents.

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