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Police at Braithwaite Park. Credit: GMP

Police pledge to crack down on anti-social behaviour

by Editor Lowton and Golborne News

Following incidents of anti-social behaviour by groups of young people in Lowton and Golborne, police have said they will be working through CCTV footage to identify those involved, “one by one”.

In the latest incident, officers attended the Braithwaite Road park area on Monday night (27 September) and captured CCTV showing several young people who were involved.

Now they intend to use that footage to identify individuals and speak to parents and schools about their behaviour.

In a statement posted on Facebook on Tuesday, Greater Manchester Police said: “Last night the team were out patrolling the area around Braithwaite Road in Lowton following numerous reports of anti-social behaviour in the area during the last week.

“The team attended the home address of one boy responsible for some of the issues and issued a warning in relation to his use of a moped. If it carries on being used anti-socially we’ll seize it. We also have images of other young people responsible for the issues and we’re identifying them one by one, so further action will follow.

“As well as those who are local we know that some of the young people causing issues in Golborne and Lowton are coming from Ashton-in-Makerfield and Leigh, so we’re in the process of speaking to local schools too.”

How to report anti-social behaviour

The police are urging people in Lowton and Golborne to continue to report incidents as they occur. This helps them better understand where and when they need to target their patrols.

You can report via 101 (the non-emergency number), or use the online reporting option or livechat at  www.gmp.police.uk.

You can also report information about crime completely anonymously via  Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. In an emergency always dial 999.

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