South Wales Police

Police investigate increased Penlan and Blaen-y-maes antisocial behaviour

South Wales Police’s local neighbourhood policing team in Blaenymaes are asking parents ‘do you know where your children are?’ after an increase of anti-social behaviour in the area.

Operation Zero has been set up to combat an increase in anti –social behaviour and covid breaches by children. It is running alongside operation Lorroco which is an off road bikes operation,

Sergeant Steve Pritchard said: “Over the last 3 weeks we have seen a significant increase in #Penlan and #Blaenymaes of complaints re off road bikes and anti-social behaviour.

“We appreciate it is a difficult time for everyone but that is not an excuse for causing issues in our communities.

“We are increasing patrols in key locations but we are asking parents to do their bit to in keeping their young people safe and out of trouble.

“The young person’s safety and preventing further issues are a priority and we would like to make it clear – underage drinking, criminal damage, fighting and foul and abusive language is all anti-social behaviour and this will not be tolerated.

“As parents or guardians you do have an important and valued role to play – we would ask you do you really know what your young people are up to?

“If your young person is involved in anti-social behaviour and we contact you please take this seriously as continued anti-social behaviour or breaches of the Covid-19 legislation, which is in place to keep us all safe, will result in enforcement action being taken.”

Pictured (top): Do you recognise this person? Police would like to speak them in connection with anti-social behaviour in Penlan – anyone with information should contact 101 quoting occurrence 2100034592

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