Anti-social behaviour hotline launched in Rutland

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A NEW police number has been launched in Rutland.

The number 101 was first tested in the county in 2006 as part of a Home Office initiative to cut the number of non-emergency calls to the emergency services.

People in Leicestershire and Rutland were asked to use it to report anti-social behaviour in the county.

People can dial 101 to report anti-social behaviour; a stolen car; damage to property or vandalism; suspected drug use or drug dealing; a minor traffic collision or to provide information about a crime.

Rutland residents are still being asked to dial 999 in an emergency.

The county’s police commander Kam Mistry said: “This will be really beneficial to people in Rutland who want to report anti-social behaviour and it will allow us to monitor what is important to people living in the area and what we can be working to prevent.”