New chief to tackle Thetford street drinking

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Breckland’s new chief inspector has pledged to fight street drinking in Thetford.

Chief Inspector Ady Porter took the reins from Chief Inspector Paul Durham this month and insisted that tackling anti-social drinking was high on his to-do list.

“My intention is to carry on tackling priority crime such as burglary and vehicle related offences and to continue to reduce these types of crimes across the district.

“Anti-social behaviour is also high on my agenda as I know it has such a negative impact on people’s lives.

“I have already set to work to tackle issues of street drinking in Thetford and officers have seized a large amount of alcohol from areas where we have received complaints from members of the public.

“I also intend to put pressure on those offenders who deal drugs and I would like to send a strong warning message out to people who are involved in this type of criminality that my teams will be targeting you, so expect a visit soon,” he said.

Ch Insp Porter has worked for Norfolk Police for 22 years, previously serving as inspector for Swaffham and Watton between April 2007 and September 2010.

His last post was a local policing commander for King’s Lynn, since September 2010.