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Converted caravan ‘aims to prevent anti-social behaviour’

Caravan insurance customers may be interested to hear how a converted mobile home has been designed to help troubled youngsters.

Police in Bradford intend to take the specially adapted unit onto the streets of an estate in the city, the Telegraph and Argus reports.

However, the caravan is more than just a holiday home as it has been renovated to feature a cinema, games station, mixing desk and beautician section.

Police Community Support Officers Samia Arif said: “The caravan will provide a way to break down any perceived barriers with young people on the estate and to engage them in a fun and interesting environment.”

It is hoped the motorhome will help distract individuals from the drug culture and prevent anti-social behaviour.

A similar project was recently introduced in Manchester and helped cut reports of such incidents by half in the space of four months.

Elsewhere, the newspaper recently reported that officers in Bradford intend to continue monitoring anti-social behaviour and handing out orders to those who breach laws, despite a forthcoming change in legislation expected later this year.

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