Hucknall public anger as wave of ASB sweeps through town
And locals have had enough now and are calling on the police and authorities to do more to eradicate it.
The egg incident happened in the car park of the Aldi store on Ashgate Road and the group responsible was around 15 or 16 years old.
Several of the recent incidents in the city have involved teenagers or young children, as well as adults.
In recent weeks there have been reports of children on the roof of the recreation center or downtown buildings, teenagers breaking into someone’s fence and rocks being thrown through the windows of two homes.
Cars were also damaged and people were caught on CCTV trying on car doors.
Last year there was also the terrifying incident in which a teenager was allegedly strangled in Titchfield Park by a gang of teenagers, who were filming him on their mobile phones.
Incidents also occurred on trams, notably at Bulwell where a gang of children caused problems for passengers.
It is believed that this same group also travels often to Hucknall.
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Community groups on Facebook regularly post messages warning other members of the group about antisocial behavior on their streets or neighborhood.
And the following comments all run on the same theme as nothing seems to be done about it.
“It looks like the city is sinking into a sea of ASB, savage teenagers, drugs and petty crime, with no one in charge lifting a finger to stop it.”
“I notice the austere, industrial-strength guardrails put in place to keep little darlings away from the roof of the old Boots store.
“Gathering them together and taking them to their parents would have been less industrial, but it would take a copper or two off speeding tickets and parking tickets.”
“What about withholding the police precept as part of our council tax until the police start prosecuting some of these crimes?
“Not a copper or ASB board team to be seen anywhere.”
“The public in this town needs the help of the police and the council, but none are coming.
“I’m sick of seeing crime, drug issues and ASB all over the local social media pages.”
But the police say they are taking a very proactive approach to the problem.
Sergeant Olivia West, Nottinghamshire Police, said: ‘Tackling anti-social behavior is a key priority within Neighborhood Policing as a whole and can take up a lot of officers’ time and resources.
“It really should be self-evident, but there is absolutely no excuse for anyone to behave in this way and we will always seek to respond to any reports of this nature that we receive.
“We know how these types of offenses can negatively impact our communities, which is why we put so much effort into ending incidents of antisocial behavior.
“Our officers carry out regular high-visibility patrols, to provide both a reassuring presence on the streets and also a down to earth response to any crime in the area as it develops.”