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