Antisocial youths becoming a blight on Donaghmore say concerned locals

Residents are growing increasingly concerned about anti-social behaviour in Donaghmore

Residents are growing increasingly concerned about anti-social behaviour in Donaghmore

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Residents are growing increasingly concerned about the levels of antisocial behaviour in and around the village of Donaghmore.

A resident, who sent in pictures of a vandalised car that was covered in broken pots, earth and plants, said the problem is ongoing, with youths gathering in the village park to drink at night.

“They park in droves of cars at night drinking and doing whatever else keeping the elderly and residents wakened,” they said.

“I’ve contacted police in many occasions and they just still repeat what they are doing.”

Asked to pinpoint other incidents, the concerned resident went on to say there’s that many, they couldn’t: “They drink there every weekend, disturbing residents in the early hours of the morning! Lots of vandalism.”

A spokesperson for the PSNI said: “Police are aware of reports of antisocial behaviour in the Donaghmore area. On Saturday evening (April 30th) at shortly before 7.30pm, it was reported that a car, parked in the vicinity of Main Street, had been damaged. Police enquiries are continuing, but we would appeal to anyone who witnessed anything to come forward.

“The number to call is 101.

Chief Inspector Stephen Humphries added: “Anti-social behaviour can have an adverse effect on the quality of life for many in our community.

“We would encourage residents to report incidents of antisocial behaviour to us as they occur in a bid to help prevent and detect any crime. Anyone with any information about such incidents is asked to contact Police on the 101 number.”