Intoxicated teens ‘putting themselves in great danger’ at Newtownabbey dam
Police are aware of ongoing issues in relation to anti-social behaviour in the Hydepark Road area of Mallusk.
Officers have issued an appeal to parents after young people have been drinking close to Hydepark Dam over recent weeks.
Local Neighbourhood Sergeant David Boyd said: “A number of reports have been received in recent weeks of youths travelling to the area and congregating at Hydepark Dam where they consume alcohol and cause annoyance to local residents.
“Our officers have been conducting increased patrols of the area and have been liaising with partner agencies as part of our efforts to put an end to this activity.
“Not only are the youths causing annoyance, but they are putting themselves in great danger due to being intoxicated and being in such close proximity to the dam.
“We will continue to pay close attention to this area to prevent further incidents occurring but police cannot deal with these issues alone.
“I would ask parents to always be mindful of where their children are and to know what they are doing and to have conversations with them about what the consequences of becoming involved in anti-social behaviour could be for them. I would also ask anyone affected by anti-social behaviour to contact police immediately on 101 or in the case of an emergency, 999.”
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