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