Anti-social behavour reduced on Islington housing estate

Antisocial behaviour has been drastically reduced on a housing estate after the authorities took action.

Problems on the Packington Estate in Islington included groups intimidating residents, drug use, property damage, stolen moped riding and teenagers gathering in Allingham Street.

Islington Council, St Peter’s Neighbourhood Police Team and Hyde Northside signed up several youths on acceptable behaviour contracts, took possesions from teenagers and fenced off an open space area where young people were hanging around causing a reported nusiance.

In April there were 71 calls regarding antisocial behaviour on Packington but none were made in June after the enforcement.

Cllr Barbara Sidnell, Islington Council’s executive member for community safety, said: “In this case, a small group was causing a lot of problems and we took decisive action with police and Hyde Northside when the community asked us for help.”

Sgt Liam Redrup, of St Peter’s Neighbourhood Team, said: “We listened to the local community who were being terrorised by this group of youths.

“We are committed to ensuring that residents are able to live without fear of intimidation.

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“We are taking action with our partners against several other families on the Packington Estate and will continue to target the small minority that cause misery.”

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