Police chief vows to make yobs behave

DALKEITH sector's new police inspector, Mike Bennett, has pledged to make tackling antisocial behaviour a top priority during his tenure.

The 37-year-old, who claims to have been the youngest policeman in the force when he joined at 19, said he was committed to Midlothian and planned to put yobbish behaviour top of his agenda.

"The main complaints are antisocial behaviour, which covers a wide range of crimes, offences and behaviour from dog-fouling right up to noisy music and general antisocial behaviour in the streets, which can cause a lot of fear and alarm for the community," he said.

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"We've got the anti-violence campaign going on at the minute. We're looking at having officers on the street at key times to minimise the chance of people being assaulted and we work in partnership with CCTV as well. If that indicates that something might kick-off, that's the best thing, because if we can get there quickly, no-one gets assaulted. Our main thrust throughout everything is prevention."

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