Residents in Topsham asked to help catch group of teenagers

RESIDENTS are asked to be vigilant in order to help police catch a group of teenagers who are damaging property in the Station Road area of Topsham. Percy Giles, police community support officer for the town, said three young men had been identified as go

RESIDENTS are asked to be vigilant in order to help police catch a group of teenagers who are damaging property in the Station Road area of Topsham.

Percy Giles, police community support officer for the town, said three young men had been identified as going around the Balmoral Gardens and Tappers Close neighbourhood, carrying out anti-social behaviour.

He said: "We have identified three young men who are going around climbing on walls and have also been seen climbing on cars."

Percy believes the teenagers are practicing free running - a pastime which has grown in popularity with youngsters in recent years.


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Free running is a form of urban acrobatics in which participants use the landscape, including walls and lamp posts, to perform movements such as acrobatic flips and jumps, through its structures.

Percy added: "I don't believe they are deliberately doing damage, however, unfortunately they are.

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"I would like people to identify these individuals and pass on information to me in order to make further enquiries. We believe they are between 13 to 15-years-old.

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