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PSNI to step up patrols to combat teens’ anti-social behaviour

Police in Armagh say they will be combatting anti-social behaviour by patrolling ‘hot spots’ to offer reassurance to the public.

The PSNI took to Facebook to urge parents to speak to their children and make them aware.

The PSNI says the improved weather and brighter evenings has led to “a few problems in the local area with anti-social behaviour caused by a very small number of teenagers, who think this time is an excuse to behave in a disorderly way”.

Examples, they say, include underage drinking, loitering and causing annoyance to local residents and businesses by causing damage.

In an appeal to parents, the PSNI urges: “Make sure you know where they will be going, who they will be with and what they plan to do! Ask them to think about others when out and about as what seems like fun may get them into trouble and may even lead to a criminal record with consequences for future travel, education and employment opportunities.

“In the lead up to this period there has again been a combined effort between a number of local agencies including police to try reduce any such problems.

“We will be patrolling hotspots to offer reassurance and deter any anti-social acts.”

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