Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 28 August 2022
EVEN MORE acts of anti-social behaviour have been reported in Burbage by residents.
As we reported two weeks ago, the Burbage Beat Team received reports of youths inside Tilton Road Park playing ‘loud and inappropriate’ music, swearing, and littering, which prompted police officers to ‘up’ their patrols across the area as a result.
But, since then, numerous fresh new reports have been raised with Burbage police officers from concerned members of the public with complaints about anti-social behaviour in two village parks – these are Tilton Road Park and Hinckley Road Park.
That is according to Burbage Beat Team members in a recent policing newsletter update which was issued just four days ago (Wednesday, 24 August).
Some of the many incidents which have been reported include youths throwing a shopping trolley into a garden, smashing a glass table with a large stone, and playing loud and ‘inappropriate’ music being played in the early hours.
Further complaints were raised about troublesome yobs climbing on sheds and garages, jumping fences at 3am, and shouting and swearing late at night.
Burbage PCSO, Darren Stretton, has stated that “it can be almost impossible to identify those involved”, as there are often no witnesses or CCTV cameras when the incidents happen.
Thankfully, since receiving the reports, officers have identified around 10 youths who may have been involved in this behaviour to some degree at different levels.
In a statement, PCSO Stretton, said: “We have spoken to the parents and youths that may have been involved, or have knowledge of these issues that have caused alarm to local residents. Some of those spoken to may have ‘just been part of the group’.”
It is hoped that with the support of parents that these incidents will finally come to a permanent standstill – and stop for good.
PCSO Stretton further added: “It may also be a lesson for younger children moving up a year at school to be wiser in choosing friends and for parents to be completely aware of what the children are up to.”
Photographic and video evidence of anti-social behaviour crimes, or witnesses speaking to officers help to stop the situation from escalating further.
Once officers receive evidence or information, they ‘quickly’ and effectively stop this type of behaviour, as most people take the advice on board.
Anybody who notices anti-social behaviour is able to report this to local police officers through their non-emergency number of 101, or on 999 if it is an emergency.