1. ITV Report

Operation launched in Huddersfield to tackle CSE and anti-social behaviour

Neighbourhood Policing Teams in Huddersfield are launching an operation to tackle child sexual exploitation and anti-social behaviour.

The six-day operation launches today in Huddersfield town centre Credit: Press Association

The six-day operation will launch today in Huddersfield town centre and will run until 26 August

West Yorkshire Police will be working in partnership with various organisations throughout the operation in the town centre including Social Services, Barnardo’s, Sexual health workers, mental health nurses, Choices, DVLA, VOSA and licencing.

There will be high visibility patrols with police officers and PCSOs with the aim to tackle crime, CSE and anti-social behaviour. Roads Policing Teams will be patrolling the roads of Huddersfield with the main focus to highlight the dangers of the fatal four offences: speeding, drink or drug driving, using a mobile phone and not wearing a seatbelt.

We are conducting this operation in response to reports we’ve had from the public about offences in the town centre. My team are aiming to tackle crime, anti-social behaviour, CSE and illegal use of the roads in order to make Huddersfield a better place for the wider community.

We hope that the increased police presence over the coming weeks will be welcomed by residents. Our officers and representatives from partner agencies will be on hand to speak to the public and provide any support or guidance as well as crime prevention advice.

Also as part of this operation, we will also be proactively targeting anti-social use of vehicles across the District with support from our roads policing teams.

We hope that residents feel confident and reassured after speaking to the officers that we will take action against any reports of crime and it will not be tolerated. I would urge anyone to come forward and contact us if there are any concerns or ongoing issues

– Huddersfield NPT Inspector James Kitchen