Readers have say on town yob problem
REACTION TO MAIL REPORT ON ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR
REPORTS of youths causing problems in Burton has led to many comments from readers claiming such anti-social behaviour is a problem in some areas of Burton.
Staffordshire Police appealed for people to get in touch and report any issues after they had received reports of young people allegedly causing problems outside McDonald’s, in Station Street, in the town centre during the past few months.
A spokesman said reports said a group of youths had been responsible for anti-social behaviour outside of the restaurant.
Now readers have taken to the Burton Mail Facebook page saying they have also experienced anti-social behaviour in the town.
Pete Ottewell said: “That phone’s going to be pretty busy, hope they’ve got enough officers to turn out.”
Nikki Lambie said: “We nipped into town between Christmas and New Year and there was a group of kids shouting and using the most foul language.
“My six-year-old was very upset by the screaming and shouting and wouldn’t walk past them.
“Sometimes I wonder what the world’s coming to.
“As a teenager the last thing on my mind was walking down a street screaming at the top of my lungs every swear word known to mankind because if my mother had spotted me I would have been in big trouble.”
Leon Hele said: “Car meet tonight – cars speeding down Horninglow Street and Guild Street, youths hanging around in big groups on Station Street, smoking weed, pulled a bench over to Allure windows and blasting music out.”
Gina Samways asked why they are closing the police cells in Burton when there problems in the town.
Sally-Anne Eaglefield asked for more things for young people to do in Burton. Sally-Anne Eaglefield She said: “How about giving our youngsters something to do then? Cinema is a ripoff and there is nothing else! I always say stop giving me problems, give me solutions.” Anyone who spots signs of rowdy behaviour is urged to call the force to report it by calling Staffordshire Police on 101.
Burton town centre has seen instances of young people causing trouble