A policeman has urged parents to ‘make their children aware of the consequences of reckless behaviour’ after a rise in anti-social behaviour in Mixenden.
PC Ian Harris also urged residents to contact him if they have observed or experienced damage and/or anti-social behaviour.
PC Harris, who is the dedicated police officer for Mixenden, said: “It has been brought to my attention that addresses in Mixenden are suffering, and have suffered from anti-social behaviour and are at the risk of property being damaged as a result.
“If you should observe or have experienced damage and/or anti-social behaviour please contact me as I would very much like to speak to you.
“In addition, if you have children residing at your home, please could you make them aware of the consequences of reckless behaviour i.e. risk of damage or injury, in the hope that they will not be encouraged to commit anti-social behaviour in the future.”
PC Harris said examples which have been brought to his attention included; stones being thrown at vehicles and house windows, verbal abuse, threats, anti-social use of off-road motorbikes/quads and damage to property/vehicles.
“Those who come to my attention will be spoken to in the first instance,” he said.
“This will be followed by the issuing of an anti-social behaviour warning letter. Persistent anti-social behaviour could result in an anti-social behaviour order (ASBO) or you could be at risk of eviction from your property.
“Anti-social behaviour is defined by the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 as any behaviour that caused or was likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to one or more person not of the same household. The behaviour which has been brought to my attention falls way below what is acceptable.
“Furthermore, anyone who is implicated as being involved in criminal acts will be dealt with through the criminal justice system.”
PC Harris (PC 1212 Ian Harris) can be contacted via on 101 or email email@example.com