Neds hauled back to parents in cop crackdown
Published 24 Feb 2012 08:37 6 Comments
RINGLEADERS behind anti-social behaviour were hauled up in front of their parents by the police as part of a recent crackdown in Rosyth.
Officers patrolling the Sherbrooke Road area for trouble identified the possible head honchos and approached them, before taking them off for a talking-to in front of their folks.
A community policing and safety report to the South West Fife area committee last week identified the disruptive behaviour as a "regular complaint" in some parts of Rosyth, specifically around Sherbrooke Road - with even young children pointing it out to officers.
In a community engagement event, 80 kids taking part in the Midnight Football League identified tackling the problems in that street as a police priority.
Rosyth community officers carried out more than 400 hours of foot patrols in the town between November and December 2011.
Also getting pulled up in front of their parents were the main offenders behind bother in the Queensferry Road shopping precinct, who had been identified thanks to close work between community officers, shopkeepers and the public.
Meetings were arranged with the culprits, their parents and shopkeepers, and others were visited in their homes by community officers and spoken to in the presence of their folks.
Duffy Place also saw its share of disturbances, which seemed to stem from two "problem tenants". Housing services and police carried out a joint visit recently to one of the addresses to remind the tenant of their responsibilities.
The report to councillors highlighted that the Speedwatch pilot, a collaboration between Fife Constabulary and Aberdour Community Council, is expected to start this month.
Volunteers from the area will use the radar guns at sites throughout the village.
Speeding was also a concern on the A907 Carnock to Backmuir and the Kings Road area in Rosyth.
The report showed that loutish behaviour continued to be an issue across West Fife.
In High Valleyfield, several calls were received about youths gathering and drinking alcohol in St Serf's Primary and officers carried out patrols in the school grounds in the evenings and weekends.
Domehawk CCTV cameras have also helped tackle anti-social nuisance and are currently at Castle Road, McGrigor Road and Backmarch Road in Rosyth; Sir George Bruce Road, Oakley; and Main Street, Cairneyhill.
The report added that across West Fife, housebreakings had reduced by 16 per cent this year compared to last year's figures, while recorded vandalisms have decreased by 20 per cent, with a 19 per cent spike in crime detection rates.
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Feb 25, 15:56
Feb 26, 15:01
As a bus user why can't police be on the busses at night.i travel on the 7 from aberdour to dalgety bay. The youngsters that get on the bus on the Friday night are under age drinkers and language is terrible.let the police take them home of the bus.
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Feb 26, 15:13
I agree with both comments - i would guess that most of these kids parents will have no idea where their kids are at night or what they are up to. In relation to hottie2, I suspect the realistic fact is that there simply isn't enough police to have the luxury of them taking care of the buses.
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Feb 27, 11:14
Feb 27, 12:21
Feb 29, 12:55
Agree with monet1 - but - its only some parents who don't bother. Have a 15 year old who is not allowed to run wild or hang about street corners getting drunk, he does have a social life, hobbies and hopes for his future. Another parent said recently about her son running wild that boys will be boys, yes they will, but parents should be parents and mark out the boundaries.
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