Exmouth police appeal for help in anti-social behaviour crackdown

EXMOUTH police are asking the town to help them with their crackdown on anti-social behaviour by being the eyes and ears of the community.

EXMOUTH police are asking the town to help them with their crackdown on anti-social behaviour by being the eyes and ears of the community.

Now the summer holidays are in full swing, the police are keen to curb gangs of bored youngsters hanging around the streets causing trouble or intimidating residents.

The police want to hear from the public if they hear or see any youngsters causing trouble or engaging in anti-social behaviour.

And the police are urging parents to take responsibility of their children and be aware of where their youngsters are.


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Exmouth neighbourhood beat manager PC Sallyanne Southern said the police would act on reports from the public if anti-social behaviour was reported to them.

She said the majority of youngsters acted responsibly when out with their friends, but the police were keen to crackdown on the few whose behaviour was unacceptable.

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PC Southern said people's quality of life should not be affected by youngsters set on causing trouble in the community.

PC Southern said: "There are children that are hanging around, and there are children just having a laugh with their group. That doesn't mean people's quality of life should be affected.

"Parents need to be responsible for their children. They need to ask themselves, 'what are my children doing?'

"A lot of times they are causing anti-social behaviour.

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