On Friday 23rd January 2015 Thames Valley Police launched Operation Gybe, a Neighbourhood police operation, to target groups of anti-social youths in the Ryemead area of High Wycombe.
Over recent months many residents living close to the Wycombe Retail Park have complained of young people in the area acting in an anti-social manner. The Wycombe South Neighbourhood Policing Team have agreed that the behaviour of some young people in the area is unacceptable and have identified drug use, noise, litter, large groups loitering and the anti-social and dangerous use of bicycles and sometimes motorbikes.
Since Autumn 2014 work has been going on to tackle the problem however Operation Gybe formally started on Friday 23rd January 2015 with the deployment of large number of officers from across High Wycombe’s Neighbourhood teams and the special constabulary in the area.
Police have spoken to a large number of young people and visited parents accompanied by a housing officer from Thames Valley Housing.
Dispersal notices were given to those seen acting anti-socially, those who were not seen acting anti-socially but who are known to be part of the problem were spoken to at length and made fully aware of the operation.
Thames Valley Police are asking local residents to assist Operation Gybe by continuing to make police aware of problems in their area. This can be by using the 101 number, or 999 in an emergency.
Further information on Operation Gybe, including contact details to give feedback, can be found on the Thames Valley Alerts website.