Read­ers have say on town yob prob­lem

RE­AC­TION TO MAIL RE­PORT ON ANTI-SO­CIAL BE­HAV­IOUR

Burton Mail - - News - By JENNY MOODY jen­[email protected]­plc.com @Jen­ny_­moody85

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

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