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Police crackdown on park yobs

PUBLISHED: 17:57 27 May 2008 | UPDATED: 11:07 03 July 2010

POLICE have launched a crackdown on anti-social behaviour in St George's Park in a bid to combat continuous vandalism.

The Great Yarmouth park - recently revamped to the tune of £2.

POLICE have launched a crackdown on anti-social behaviour in St George's Park in a bid to combat continuous vandalism.

The Great Yarmouth park - recently revamped to the tune of £2.5m - has been targeted by a group of about 20 youths and in recent weeks the new nautical themed play area has been repeatedly vandalised.

A number of youths have already been arrested.

Insp Alun Gibbs said: “We will not tolerate this kind of behaviour in the town. We are working closely with the borough council and have increased patrols in the area, as well as monitoring CCTV. Other measures are also being taken including covert tactics to ensure that the park remains a safe enjoyable place to be.

“Parents need to be aware of where their children are and what they are doing or they will have a visit from the police. Anyone found to be involved will be arrested and subject to an anti-social behaviour contract. Other measures will include taking action against irresponsible parents and if that means looking at their tenancies and moving problem families then that is what we and our partners will do. ”

Police are also encouraging anyone who witnesses anti-social behaviour in the park to contact them on 0845 456 4567.


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