Police ‘working towards a solution’ following anti-social behaviour in Ballyclare
Police officers are working to tackle anti-social behaviour in Ballyclare following recent incidents in the Doagh Road area of the town.
Sergeant David Boyd commented on the issue after incidents in the Fairview Farm area.
Members of the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) were also tasked to two deliberate blazes in the Thornhill Drive area of the town over the weekend.
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In a statement issued to the Times, Sergeant Boyd said: “We are aware of ongoing issues of anti-social behaviour in the Ballyclare area.
“I want to reassure the local community that we are committed to working towards a solution and welcome any information from the public and local elected representatives to inform what we are doing.
“People have a right to live in peace and to feel safe in their communities. Those who choose to engage in anti-social and criminal behaviour must understand that it is unacceptable.
“We would ask parents and guardians to speak to their young people. Do you know where they are and what they’re doing?
“Now is the time to remind them of the dangers of getting involved in behaviour which could result in injuring themselves, others, or ultimately, a criminal record.
“I want to reassure the community that our officers will be continuing to carry out patrols in the Ballyclare area and I would encourage anyone who witnesses any anti-social or criminal behaviour to report any incidents to us on the non-emergency number 101.”
A report can also be made using the online reporting form via www.psni.police.uk/makeareport.
Alternatively, information can be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org
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