Midsomer Norton new skatepark: Police arrest seven for 'anti-social behaviour'

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By coopslad | Thursday, October 28, 2010, 21:08

Seven people have been arrested at the new Midsomer Norton skatepark for "anti-social behaviour".

Police said the arrests, over two weekends, were in connection with drug dealing and assault.

Officers said those arrested were aged between 15 and 23. 

Inspector Paul Kendall said; "We were acting upon a number of complaints we had received from members of the local community about anti-social behaviour in the skate park.

"We decided to take immediate action to clean the area up and make it a safe place for everyone to use. 

"The skate park is a fantastic new facility for young people living in Midsomer Norton and the surrounding areas and we don't want that to be spoilt by a handful of people misusing it for illegal activities."

"Would be troublemakers should take note, we will be continuing to target the area over the weekends to ensure that we see a permanent solution to this problem. 

"People using the skate park should do so respectfully or they may find their evening ending in a police cell."

      

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  • Profile image for CarlaEGale

    It would be helpful to have cameras, but then the culprits would find places to avoid being in the view of them. Another frightening place now is the One Stop shop in the evening on the weekend. I've seen two recent incidents which makes me think twice about going there in the evening.

    By CarlaEGale at 10:22 on 02/11/10

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  • Profile image for Trucks79

    Cameras would be the answer to this problem along with a better police presence in and around the area, but then again with all the spending cuts will either solution be implemented?

    I think it is crazy that this happens but I think the problem is that older children do not have anything better to do so they hang around parks.

    Maybe the solution is to find something for them to do. Drug dealers are a different matter. But cameras would also help to control this and to move the dealers on..

    By Trucks79 at 08:06 on 02/11/10

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  • Profile image for CarlaEGale

    It was only a matter of time before bad influences moved into the skate park. Why can't children have a safe place to play without parents having to worry about bullying and drug dealing. Are there camera put up around the skatepark to monitor such behaviour?

    By CarlaEGale at 15:12 on 01/11/10

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