Cllr horrified by reports of the criminal damage and antisocial behaviour over the weekend
Cllr Nina Killen horrified by reports of the criminal damage and antisocial behaviour over the weekend.
Formby councillor Nina Killen said: "I have been horrified by the reports of criminal and antisocial behaviour in Formby over the weekend. Yobs who are intent on terrorising innocent residents are not welcome here. A window was put through at a house on Buckfast Drive and residents who went out to see what was going on and help their neighbours were verbally abused.”
”A car windscreen was reportedly smashed on Coronation Avenue and a gate taken off its hinges and thrown at a neighbour's house, also on the Redgate estate.”
”This is completely unacceptable and I have asked the police if they will meet with me and residents to discuss what actions can be taken so that these incidents stop.”
"Merseyside is welcoming 500 new police officers this year and 160 more are in training and they cannot come to our streets quickly enough. I thank the police for the proactive nature of their policing this weekend but sadly it was not enough to spare all our residents from some shocking incidents. I will continue to work with the police, residents and the council to do everything we can to address these abhorrent actions and stop the shocking criminal behaviour of these groups of young people who seem intent on making lives a misery for Formby residents, and for what purpose is a mystery.”
"On residents' request I have looked at getting a path from Buckfast Dr to Altcar Road blocked off to stop these young people from moving from McDonald's onto the Redgate estate, but unfortunately this path is part of the public highway and cannot be stopped up for this reason. Members of the public who use the path lawfully should not have to suffer due to the yobbish actions of a few and it is these actions that need addressing."