Concerns are growing following an increase in anti-social behaviour outside two major supermarket chains in Milton Keynes.

It has been revealed by TVP Milton Keynes through their Facebook page that the anti-social behaviour consists of ‘begging, abusive/aggressive behaviour towards members of staff/visitors to the retail outlets and street drinking’ outside the Lidl and Tesco in Oldbrook Boulevard.

Following an increase in the disturbances, several people have been identified and will be given a community protection warning (CPW) ‘in due course.’

Some punishments could lead to a £100 fine.

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In a brief Facebook post that was published on Friday, February 5, TVP Milton Keynes said: “This behaviour is totally unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

"The neighbourhood team are working with the retail outlets and the public to deal with these issues.

The Tesco is right next to the Lidl outlet

“Several persons have been identified by officers and are going to be issued with a community protection warning (CPW) in due course.

“The CPW/CPNs are designed to stop a person aged 16 and over, business or organisation committing anti-social behaviour (ASB) which spoils the community’s quality of life.

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“There is also a public space protection order (PSPO) in place to deal with the street drinking.

“The PSPO gives police and other authorised persons the power to confiscate alcohol, and/or issue a £100 fixed penalty notice when people are drinking alcohol and are causing or likely to cause anti-social behaviour.

The Lidl in Oldbrook Boulevard

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“If you visiting the outlets please report any of the above behaviour to Thames Valley Police via 101 or report here online.”

In the past month, several properties have been closed in Milton Keynes due to high levels of anti-social behaviour.

The locations in question have been given a court order to be shut for three months or for the foreseeable future.