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Fight Against Drunken Disorder in Stroud
The Gloucestershire Constabulary web site reports that Police in Stroud have brought in some new technology to help in the fight against crime and disorder - particularly alcohol related crime and disorder - in the run up to Christmas.
During December officers will be using an automated sign to pass crime reduction information and warnings to drivers and pedestrians in different areas of the town.
The sign, which stands 4m tall and has a display area 1.4m by 3m, can be programmed to automatically relay a variety of messages at different times of the day or night.
When in operation in Stroud the sign will alternate between the following messages: CCTV IN OPERATION, £80 TICKETS FOR DISORDER and DRINKING AND DRIVING KILLS.
This weekend the sign will be situated at the end of London Road, near the Four Clocks in Stroud, between Friday December 2 and Monday December 5.
At the same time police will be carrying out high visibility patrols in Stroud, and in towns across the Cotswolds, as part of the ongoing Operation Aqua.
Between Thursday November 24, when the new licensing laws were first introduced, and Sunday November 27, the operation saw officers in the Cotswolds and Stroud division arrest seven people for various offences, including assault, urinating in the street and public disorder.
Of these, five received penalty notices for disorder and two were given cautions. In addition officers issued a further seven penalty notices for disorder and made six confiscations of alcohol.
: 03/12/2005 15:56:47
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