‘Clear ev­i­dence’ of crime that’s al­co­hol-re­lated

Carmarthen Journal - - News -

DUR­ING the pe­riod be­tween Jan­uary 1, 2016, and March 31, 2018, nearly half the 262 al­co­hol-re­lated crimes recorded be­tween 10pm and 6am in Car­marthen town were in Lam­mas Street.

Over the past two years there have been 226 crimes re­ported in Lam­mas Street, three­quar­ters of which were be­tween the hours of 10pm and 6am.

In ad­di­tion there were 125 in­ci­dents of an­ti­so­cial be­haviour re­ported on the street be­tween th­ese hours. The fig­ures are con­tained in Car­marthen­shire Coun­cil’s li­cens­ing pol­icy, which now has re­stric­tions for Lam­mas Street as well as for Sta­tion Road, Llanelli. The pol­icy said there was “clear ev­i­dence” of al­co­hol-re­lated crime and dis­or­der by peo­ple who had bought al­co­hol on Lam­mas Street.

It added that late-night food out­lets were caus­ing a greater con­cen­tra­tion of peo­ple than would oth­er­wise be the case, and that th­ese is­sues had been raised pre­vi­ously dur­ing Lam­mas Street li­cence ap­pli­ca­tions.

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