Police are carrying out regular foot patrols in Harborough after tackling serious anti-social behaviour over the weekend

The vast majority of revellers behaved very well as they celebrated the Covid-19 lockdown being eased - but a few caused problems

Police are carrying out regular foot patrols in Market Harborough after tackling serious anti-social behaviour in the town centre on Saturday night.
Police are carrying out regular foot patrols in Market Harborough after tackling serious anti-social behaviour in the town centre on Saturday night.

Police are carrying out regular foot patrols in Market Harborough after tackling serious anti-social behaviour in the town centre on Saturday night.

Officers are continuing to show a high-profile presence alongside local council staff days after trouble flared on the High Street as pubs re-opened after over three months.

The vast majority of revellers behaved very well as they celebrated the Covid-19 lockdown being eased, said Harborough District Council.

“However, a very small minority did cause some issues in Market Harborough town centre and one arrest was made.

“The issues were quickly dealt with and a Section 34 Dispersal Order was authorised giving police the power to require people to leave the area.

“And, working with local licensees, once the order was put in place the majority of those gathered left the area peacefully,” said the council.

“To prevent any further incidents of disruption, a number of premises made the decision to close their doors early.

“Police and Harborough District Council thanked pub owners for working positively with the authorities and praised the majority of pub-goers who behaved appropriately.

“The police and council are continuing to work closely with partners, business owners and the local community to address concerns around anti-social behaviour in the area.

“The police said that patrols will continue, with other agencies, including Harborough District Council, and anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated.”