Antisocial Behaviour in Saltburn
Neighbourhood Officers from Saltburn have noticed an increase in anti-social behaviour around the areas of Valley Gardens, Milton Street, Station Square, Dundas Street and Sainsbury’s in Saltburn.
Between 2nd-8th April, police have received 12 reports of anti-social related behaviour which has resulted in 3 teenagers being arrested, all of whom have been released under investigation.
Inspector Fay Cole said: “It is sad that a small minority of youths can cause so much upset and disorder because of their irresponsibility and lack of respect for the people and area where they live.
“This behaviour will not be tolerated by any means and anyone caught being involved in any type of antisocial disorder will face the full force of the law. Having a criminal record at such a young age does not bode well for future prospects, this should be considered before this sort of behaviour is committed.
“I would also like to take this opportunity to ask parents to step up and ask themselves where your children are at night? Do you know what they are up to? Parents have as much responsibility as the police to ensure that their children are keeping in line under the Parenting Orders part 3 of the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003. We need your help as much as you need ours”.
Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger, said: “I was sad to hear about the two people who were assaulted at the weekend and that there are currently antisocial behaviour issues in that area.
“Saltburn is a great area to live with a fantastic community spirit and it is important that we continue to clamp down on the minority of youths who are participating in antisocial behaviour to keep the people in our communities safe and prevent them from harm.”
Due to the increase of reported incidents, neighbourhood officers will be conducting high visibility foot and mobile patrols in the area to prevent further crime from happening.
A dispersal order will also be put in place for 48 hours, beginning at 5pm today in the areas of Marine Parade, Milton Street, Zetland Terrace, Marske Road, Windsor Road, Glenside and Saltburn Road. Anyone found to be committing offences in these areas will be issued with a notice which means that they cannot re-enter the specified areas for a specific length of time, therefore reducing the risk of them re-offending in the area.
If you see officers patrolling the area, please feel free to approach them for a chat if you have any concerns or issues to raise or if you would just like to say hello.
If you have any information regarding anti-social behaviour in this area, please call Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.