Police are continuing their crackdown on anti-social behaviour in Forres and have warned that offenders will be “robustly” dealt with.
Officers in the region have been carrying out increased patrols and checks as part of a new operation to tackle local concerns in the town.
The community policing team has also adapted its plan to include enhanced patrols, increased licensed premises visits as well as more speed checks.
There will be a heavy police presence in the town this weekend to make sure there is as little disruption as possible.
Inspector Keli McPhail thanked local residents for their support and cooperation.
She said: “It’s only with your help and using the valuable information you provide to us that we can target the right places at the right times and make the area even safer.
“As your new inspector, I have been out meeting with the local community and it is so pleasing to see the effort so many people go to to make Forres a welcoming place to live and work.
“My officers who were out on patrol over the past weekend to carry out licensed premises checks were overall very pleased with how the people out enjoying themselves engaged with them.
“The same approach will continue this weekend, but let me be clear that anyone who acts in an anti-social way will be dealt with robustly.
“This operation will ultimately help us work smarter and often alongside our partners to reduce anti-social behaviour, nuisance calls and concerns about drugs, excessive alcohol use and violence.
“We will also be working with our partners to develop innovative ways of diverting young people in particular from becoming involved in criminality.”
Moray MP Douglas Ross held a public meeting in Forres back in January to give local residents a chance to voice their concerns about issues affecting them.
The police, along with the council, vowed to do everything in their power to solve problems with crime in the town.
During the police operation, which started on March 22, a 41-year-old woman has been charged in connection with alleged road traffic offences, including drink driving and careless driving.
And a 20-year-old man was also charged with allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol.