Police concern over increase in anti-social behaviour

Chief Inspector Natalie Wilson, Antrim Area police commander.

Chief Inspector Natalie Wilson, Antrim Area police commander.

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Police in Antrim are asking local parents for their support in tackling increased reports of anti-social behaviour in the area of Crumlin Glen.

Local police are concerned at the numbers of young people who gather in the area of Crumlin Glen in the evenings and at weekends.

Chief Inspector Natalie Wilson, Antrim Area Commander,stated: “We are aware of the impact anti-social behavioural issues in the area have on the local community of Crumlin and we are working tirelessly to tackle the problem.

“We take a very pro-active approach working in partnership with our partner agencies and local community groups. We have increased patrols in the area at peak times and we will continue to work hard to tackle the issues and reduce the number of incidents.

“We will exploit all opportunities to address these problems however to do this we require the help and support of the community. We are keen to get the message out to parents to help us by ensuring you know where your children are when they are out and about in the evenings.

“Please make sure they know not to become involved in underage drinking or anti-social behaviour. On top of the risks they are taking by breaking the law, it’s important that they know that alcohol can also leave them vulnerable and can put their personal safety at risk.”

Police would appeal to anyone witnessing incidents of anti-social behaviour to report it immediately. Anyone with information about anti-social behaviour to contact them on the non-emergency number 101.

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