Police give warningto teenagers

Police in Berwick have been stepping up patrols after receiving reports of mud, apples and stones being thrown at homes.

Thursday, 6th December 2018, 11:00 am
News from Northumbria Police

Over the last few weeks, some residents in the Tweedmouth and Spittal areas had told local police that their properties had been a target for anti-social behaviour.

An investigation was quickly launched to locate those responsible after it became clear the reports could be linked.

A number of inquiries were made which led Berwick Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) to identify a group of eight boys aged between 14 and 16.

Officers have now spoken to everyone involved and warned the teenagers and their parents about their behaviour.

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Berwick Neighbourhood Sergeant, Alan Bogle, said: “Thanks to intelligence from the local community, we were quickly able to identify those involved.

“While the boys may not have appreciated the full impact of their actions at the time, it has clearly caused some of our more vulnerable residents to become quite distressed.

“I hope that now the boys will think twice before they act – and remember that what they think is a practical joke could be very frightening to some.”

He added: “The public are our eyes and ears on the ground – so we would like to thank everyone who assisted us.”

Anyone who has concerns about anti-social behaviour in their area can speak to a local officer, report it online at www.northumbriapolice.co.uk, or call 101.

You can keep up to date with Berwick NPT on Twitter @NPNBerwick