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‘We want to ensure the youth of Diss don't become victims of the future'




Inspector Jason Selvarajah with the safer neighbourhood team picture at the Mere's Mouth in Diss. ..Picture: Mark Bullimore Photography. (7664845)
Inspector Jason Selvarajah with the safer neighbourhood team picture at the Mere's Mouth in Diss. ..Picture: Mark Bullimore Photography. (7664845)

The inspector in charge of local policing has described the ongoing work to prevent young people in Diss being drawn into a world of gangs, drugs and knives.

Inspector Jason Selvarajah, who is in charge of policing in Diss, Harleston and Long Stratton, said the incident at Mere’s Mouth last month – during which three youths were arrested on suspicion of affray – was rare but significant.

Around 30 youths had gathered at the scene

The local force’s response has been to increase activity under a county-wide initiative, called Operation Gravity.

Full story in this week's Diss Express, out now



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