Derby

Alcohol order granted for Eureka Park in Swadlincote

Police are to receive extra powers to tackle a rise in alcohol-related anti-social behaviour in a Derbyshire park.

Twenty-eight incidents have been reported in the past 12 months in Eureka Park in Swadlincote. Almost two-thirds have been connected to drinking.

Now South Derbyshire District Council has agreed to a Designated Public Place Order being imposed from 21 October.

The order gives police officers the power to confiscate alcohol. Failure to comply is an arrestable offence.

A police spokeswoman said the order would help officers deal with any issues they came across, defuse potential problems and reassure nearby residents.

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