Police target street drinkers

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POLICE are tackling drink-fuelled anti-social behaviour and people ignoring a ban on drinking alcohol in public in Wombwell, Barnsley, after concerns from residents.

Officers were asked to address the issues at a public meeting where residents said the ban on consuming alcohol in public on Wombwell High Street was being flouted.

Police patrols are being carried out to try to deter trouble makers from gathering or drinking there.

Other agencies are also involved.