Officers from Aberdeen’s City Centre Community Policing Team have been carrying out high-visibility patrols as part of a clampdown on street drinking and anti-social behaviour.
The operation – which ran daily for two weeks – resulted in 11 people being charged in relation to street drinking and a further four for possessing controlled drugs.
Four people were also arrested on warrants issued by the courts.
Constable Robyn Collie, one of the officers involved in the operation – which ended last week – said: “We have received a number of complaints from local residents and businesses about street drinking and other anti-social behaviour such as littering, shouting and swearing, theft and urinating in public.
“These are common complaints, particularly during the summer months, and we will continue to address these concerns. During day time hours the city centre is particularly busy with those who live here being joined by shoppers, tourists and those employed by the large number of local shops and businesses, and I can assure the public that anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated.”
Inspector Lorna Ferguson, of the City Centre Community Policing Team, said: “As we start the school holidays, there will be many visitors to the city as well as residents enjoying time off.
“Whilst we do encourage everyone to enjoy themselves and stay safe, we will not tolerate any form of anti-social behaviour in the city centre and it is encouraging to see that this latest operation has been successful in sending out this message.
“We will continue in this vein and carry out high visibility intelligence-led patrols, ensuring that the city centre remains a safe and welcoming place for residents, businesses and visitors to enjoy.”
Anyone with information or concerns about anti-social behaviour in the city centre is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if you wish to remain anonymous.