Alcohol confiscation order extended to more streets in Kettering

PC Mick Leonard, who covers the All Saints area of Kettering, with one of the Designated Public Place Order signs which notifies people where the order is in place.
PC Mick Leonard, who covers the All Saints area of Kettering, with one of the Designated Public Place Order signs which notifies people where the order is in place.
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An order which allows police officers to confiscate alcohol in public places in Kettering has been expanded, with police now able to take action in extra streets across the town.

A Designated Public Place Order (DPPO) has been in place in Kettering town centre since 2005 allowing police officers to take alcohol away from anyone who is causing or believed to be likely to cause anti-social behaviour.

Last year, officers from the Kettering Town Safer Community Team received complaints from members of the public about people drinking alcohol and causing anti-social behaviour outside of the DPPO area and so applied to have extra streets added to it.

That request was granted by Kettering Borough Council in December and officers began enforcing it from January 2.

The DPPO now also covers Crown Street, Lindsay Street, part of Princes Street, King Street, Regent Street and Wellington Street.

PC Julie Murray from the Kettering Town Safer Community Team, said: “The order means if you have alcohol in the area and are causing or believed to be likely to cause anti-social behaviour the alcohol can be taken from the person and tipped away.

“The extension is in response to complaints from local residents about the people hanging around the area drinking alcohol and causing anti-social behaviour.

“We started enforcement of the new streets on January 2 and have already confiscated alcohol from people in the area.”

If you would like to contact the Safer Community Team you can email them at SCT-KetteringTown@northants.pnn.police.uk or call 101 and ask to be put through to them.