New weekend hotline to report troublemakers

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RESIDENTS who witness anti-social behaviour at the weekends can now call a new police hotline to report it straight to a rapid response team of officers.

The number goes through to a mobile phone which will be manned by special teams and the hope is officers will be able to catch troublemakers in the act.

Sergeant Dave Townsend, of Hastings Police said: “We would like people to make a note of the number and to call us straight away if there is anti-social behaviour in their area on a Friday or Saturday night. We want to respond to the problem as it’s happening.”

The number is 07717 490407 and will be operational on Friday and Saturday nights. At all other times residents can still report anti-social behaviour on 0845 6070999.