Seaton Police crackdown on holiday troublemakers

Officers warn young people they will not tolerate rowdy and anti-social behaviour

SUMMERTIME troublemakers will not be tolerated in Seaton, police have warned.

The resort’s neighbourhood beat team say they will take tough action to prevent anti-social and rowdy behaviour during the holidays.

PCSO Chris Bolsover told The Herald: “Whilst the large majority of young people in Seaton are well-behaved, there will always be a small element who are rowdy and who do cause problems.

“They will be dealt with in a robust manner to ensure that the situation does not escalate and cause unnecessary problems for the local community.

“We would ask parents to keep track of their children over the next few weeks, making sure they know who they are with and what they are up to.

“Whilst incidents of anti-social behaviour tend to increase during the summer months, it is important to stress that just because a number of young people are sitting in a group does not mean they are behaving in an anti-social manner.

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“Groups of youths are often perceived to be causing trouble when most of the time they are not.”

* Seaton police investigated 17 reported incidents – one more than in July the previous year.

These included four cases of theft, two cases of criminal damage and two drug offences.

So far this year total recorded crimes are down 21 per cent on the same period in 2010 – from 136 to 107.