Police hit Gympie streets

A WEEKEND operation targeting assault, liquor and street related crime has resulted in five people being charged for six offences.

Acting Detective Senior Sergeant and officer-in-charge of the Gympie Criminal Investigation Branch, Dion Southey, said the operation was part of an ongoing police effort to crack down on bad behaviour in and around Gympie’s CBD and licensed premises.

He said among the list of charges from Friday and Saturday nights were public nuisance, urinating in public, failing to leave a licensed premises and possession of drugs.

Acting Detective Snr Sgt Southey said uniformed officers on general duties, traffic branch police and detectives had all worked late shifts to patrol the CBD and be proactive in reducing street crime.

“We will continue to be doing these proactive operations and targeting these offences,” he said.

“If people go out and play up they’re going to get locked up.”

Acting Detective Snr Sgt Southey said the operation was also aimed at promoting responsible drinking and behaviour.

He said the increased police presence was helping to make the CBD safer for patrons.

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