POLICE spoke to a driver during an evening patrol in Halstead as part of an ongoing crackdown on anti-social behaviour.

Essex Police’s community special constables were out patrolling Halstead last Thursday night, February 22.

The pair took carried out foot patrols on the High Street, speaking with businesses about local issues in the area.

Following this, they headed to Butler Road car park after receiving complaints about anti-social behaviour.

Police said most of the people spoken to were being respectful to nearby residents.

But later in the evening one driver had to be dealt with for anti-social driving.

The officers also patrolled White Horse Avenue, Kings Road, the recreation ground, Bluebridge Industrial Estate and Weavers Court.

Halstead has experienced a number of anti-social behaviour issues since the turn of the New Year, including tyre slashings and damage to buildings.

A police spokesman said: “Antisocial behaviour takes many forms, from aggressive, noisy or abusive behaviour to neighbourhood disturbances involving drugs or animals.

“Your neighbourhood can be an area where you live, work, or visit often.

“If you’ve witnessed anti-social behaviour, please report it to us."

You can report anti-social behaviour in your area at bit.ly/3IPYU6v.