Ysbyty Gwynedd police patrols increased over Christmas


Geraint Jones

POLICE patrols have been increased to tackle any anti-social behaviour at Ysbyty Gwynedd over Christmas.

North Wales confirmed there will be more high visibility patrols at specific times in the evening and early hours.

Inspector Simon Barrasford said: “Our main priority will be supporting hospital security ensuring anyone attending A&E and slightly the worse for drink behave themselves and that nursing staff can work unhindered and to reassure patients and visitors.”

Inspector Barrasford added that Officers, PCSOs and special constables would also look to prevent thefts from visitors’ cars over the festive period.

He said: “At this time of year the hospital often attracts extra visitors who may just pop in to visit relatives and sometimes forget about leaving valuables or recently purchased presents on display in their cars.

“Together with hospital staff we will also patrol the car parks to both advise motorists and deter thieves from taking advantage.

“Our patrols in A&E will be High Visibility but in the hospital environment adapted to a 'softly, softly' approach, however where violence, criminality and ASB are witnessed a robust stance will be taken and arrests made.”

Anyone who is concerned about incidents of violence, crime or anti-social behaviour can contact North Wales Police on 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111


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