Antisocial behaviour on the rise in Kilmorey Park
Kilmorey Park, the scenic area close to Greenfield Park in the city, was again the scene of antisocial behaviour in recent weeks, prompting the local PSNI to increase patrols in the area. Over the past number of weeks officers have been speaking to residents in the area who have shared their concerns about groups of youths drinking in the area and subsequent incidents of antisocial behaviour and criminal damage. In two recent incidents tyres were set on fire against a garden fence in John Mitchell Street during the early hours of Saturday, 12th November and a car windscreen was damaged after objects were thrown at it in Stream Street on Sunday, 20th November.
Speaking to Newry Times, Constable Bloomer said, “This behaviour and activity is unacceptable. We have spoken to residents in the surrounding areas, including High Street, Stream Street, Church Street, and Cowan Street, and know that they do not want antisocial behaviour or any criminal activity in their community. We are patrolling the area and, if you are found to be involved in antisocial or criminal activity you will be spoken to and reported. You could face the very real prospect of prosecution and a criminal record which could affect future travel, education or career plans. We are asking the community for their continued support and would encourage anyone with concerns or information to contact us in Newry on 0845 600 8000.”
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