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Warning to parents about 'nuisance youths' in Camborne

Warning to parents about 'nuisance youths' in Camborne

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 5:57am 12th March 2020. (Updated at 9:14am 12th March 2020)

Photo: Stock image of a police car in Camborne

A warning is going out to parents in Camborne about antisocial behaviour and so-called 'nuisance youths' in the town centre.

Police say two ring leaders have been identified after a string of reports on Tuesday night.

Home visits to the individuals will be carried out and officers are urging mums and dads to chat to their children about behaviour.

The message from officials is that this kind of behaviour "will not be tolerated".

"Police Officers from Camborne were called to Camborne town centre after multiple calls from members of the public regarding nuisance youths, an area search was conducted and officers have identified two ring leaders. 

"Visits to the home addresses of these youths will be completed as soon as possible so that this behaviour is not repeated.

"Please can parents/guardians speak with their children about how to behave when out in public as this kind of behaviour will not be tolerated. 

"Also, please be mindful that some of the youths that your children are associating with could be encouraging them to engage in anti-social and criminal behaviour.

"If you see anything of concern please call 101/999 as appropriate."

Camborne, Pool and Redruth Police

Back in January, weekly drop-in sessions were launched to try and tackle crime anti-social behaviour in Camborne.

Residents and businesses were invited to voice their concerns as part of the one-month pilot project, organised by the Safer Camborne partnership.

What is the advice for residents and businesses?

  • If people experience anti-social behaviour, email 101@dc.police.uk or call 101 for non-emergencies and in an emergency call 999.
  • If you find discarded needles or drug related litter, do not attempt to pick it up. Please report the location to Cornwall Council's Waste Management Team via the webpage www.cornwall.gov.uk/needles or telephone 0300 1234 141.
  • If you see someone sleeping rough you can contact Streetlink via www.streetlink.org.uk or 0300 500 0914 (or 999 if they need urgent medical assistance). Individuals sleeping rough can contact the Cornwall Housing Options Team on 0300 1234 161 or drop into an Information Service (formerly called One Stop Shop).
  • If you have information about a crime you can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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