Safe Celebrations

Extra police patrol for Birmingham Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations 2016

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Police protection will increase for this year’s Eid celebrations following reports of anti-social behaviour in 2015. Patrols will be placed on Ladypool Road and Stratford Road in Sparkhill. Officers will also be working with wardens from Balsall Heath Forum to be vigilant for disorder.

Police informed readers on Facebook, “As the end of Ramadan approaches, we would like to take this opportunity to wish a happy Eid to all those celebrating.

“This is a time to celebrate and we want to remind everyone to be considerate of others, particularly on the night before Eid.

“Last year we received a small number of complaints around anti-social behaviour that spoilt the night for many families who were out to celebrate.

“Nobody should be made to feel unsafe in their community and we are working with Balsall Heath Forum and other partner agencies to plan our policing response for the night.

“We will have an increased presence on both Ladypool Road and Stratford Road so we can be out and about ensuring that everyone is able to enjoy their evening.

“We’ll also be working with wardens from Balsall Heath Forum and residents who have volunteered their time to patrol the area so people can enjoy the celebrations safely.”

We at The Asian Today encourage everyone across the nation to celebrate safely.

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