THE battle against booze-related crime and disorder in the Rhyl area is being won according to early results from a recent campaign.
Indicators show last month's three-week operation by police and partner organisations visiting more than 90 pubs, clubs and off liceneces along the Denbighshire coast is having a positive effect.
Denbighshire’s Chief Inspector Jo Williams said there were clear signs the message was getting across.
“We are tackling this problem with our partners and we are getting the right results. Invariably serious assaults occur where alcohol is a contributory factor so by tackling the alcohol issue we have seen a reduction of these offences."
Mrs Williams said she was particularly pleased with feedback received.
“The intensive operation began in March when we visited more than 90 licensed premises in the Denbighshire coastal area. The visits were very well received by premise owners and managers and we were very pleased that we did not have to issue anything other than advice.
“Overall, it was a successful campaign but we are mindful that all the good work needs to continue and the operations are ongoing as we need to build on what we are already doing well,” she said.
The latest campaign follows another crackdown on alcohol fuelled crime and disorder launched before Christmas.