Kids as young as 12 reportedly involved in Lurgan anti-social behaviour

Kids as young as 12 reportedly involved in Lurgan anti-social behaviour
Michael Scott

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Children as young as 12 were reported as being involved in anti-social behaviour involving fireworks in Lurgan over the weekend.

Houses in the Brookehill area of Mourneview, including a number belonging to pensioners, were also pelted with eggs.

The incidents led to the Mourneview and Grey Estate Community Association calling on those involved to stop, amid fears of a repeat of the incidents this weekend.

“This is affecting some of our elderly and vulnerable,” they said on Facebook.

“Local shops have been contacted about the sale of eggs. If you see anything suspicious please report [it].”

Speaking to Your Lurgan, Sergeant Gary McCullough of the Lurgan Neighbourhood team said there had been issues over the weekend in a number of locations in Lurgan.

“We have had issues with anti-social behaviour, particularly with eggs and fireworks as the run-up to Halloween begins,” he said.

“Some of those involved in the fireworks incidents are as young as 12 years old. We appeal to parents to make sure they are aware of where their children are and what they are doing. Fireworks are dangerous and we do not want to see any of our young people injured.

“The Halloween period should be an enjoyable time for all and your Police Service want to work in partnership with the community,  in particular parents and young people to ensure this.”

Sergeant McCullough added that his Neighbourhood Policing Team colleagues will be on duty in the community this weekend, keeping people safe.

“You will see increased visibility of our patrols over the coming evenings, both on foot and on bike, which I trust will act as a deterrent and provide reassurance.”

If anyone has any specific concerns or are able to provide any information please  speak with polce on patrol, contact police on 101, quoting reference number 1633 17/09/21. Alternatively, a report can be made online using the non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/ . You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/ .”

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