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Week of action to tackle alcohol-related crime in Corby

Fresh efforts are being made to tackle alcohol-related anti-social behaviour in a Northamptonshire town.

Corby Community Safety Partnership (CCSP) will be in the Shire Lodge Park area of Corby for a week of action.

There will be an increased presence of neighbourhood wardens, police officers and PCSOs as well as street pastors who will issue night-time safety packs.

Test purchases will also be carried out to see if premises are selling alcohol to underage drinkers.

The leader of Corby Borough Council, councillor Pat Fawcett, said that anti-social behaviour and criminal damage had been highlighted as priorities for people in Corby.

"A lot of these problems fall under alcohol-related crime and disorder and therefore we are working very hard with our partners to tackle this issue head on," she said.

"This Alcohol Week of Action is an ideal opportunity for residents to see the joint work that has taken place to make Corby a safer and stronger place to live, as well as having their say on what they would like to happen in their area."

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