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Anti-social behaviour film shown in Dursley and Stroud

A film will be shown to teenagers as part of police efforts to tackle anti-social behaviour over the summer months in Dursley and Stroud.

The film is part of a wider effort to tackle anti-social behaviour and drink-related crime in the two towns.

Assistant Divisional Officer Steve Lindsay said police would also target "local anti-social behaviour spots" to "have a chat" with underage drinkers.

Operation Focus will run from June until the end of August.

The screenings of the film, called Damage Done... it just doesn't happen, will be held in the mobile police station and is aimed at 12 to 17-year-olds.

Insp Andy Poole said: "It is essential that those engaged in anti social activities are challenged regarding their behaviour.

"We will offer an educational route to those that are receptive and to incidents for which it is proportionate to do so, however, for those not willing to engage with this process, a formal prosecution is to be expected."

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