Bourne pleased with anti-social behaviour progress

Sussex Police And Crime Commissioner''Katy Bourne
Sussex Police And Crime Commissioner''Katy Bourne

Worthing is making good progress in tackling alcohol anti-social behaviour, according to police and crime commissioner Katy Bourne.

The commissioner had met police in Worthing to listen in to their early-morning briefing at Centenary House on December 11.

She had the chance to meet the new Adur and Worthing police district commander, Jo Banks, and see what the force was doing to tackle various issues.

When Mrs Bourne visited Worthing on the campaign trail, one of the issues raised by the public were the problems of alcohol and anti-social behaviour, particularly in the town centre.

She said: “Worthing is not alone in its experiences of alcohol antisocial behaviour but I am encouraged by the work police are doing about it.

“They are doing more high-visibility patrols in the town centre.”

Mrs Bourne stressed it was not her job to advise on policies of day-to-day policing, but said she had to hold them to account.

She said: “These guys go above and beyond their duty. I’m here to support them and their work.”