Booze seized from teens in tent on park

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Police are working with families in Eastwood after a crackdown on anti-social behaviour, which has seen booze seized from teenagers.

There have been ongoing problems at Hall Park, in Mansfield Road, but local residents had reported a rise over the summer months.

Local neighbourhood police officers and police community support officers carried out a patrol at 7.30pm on Friday, May 31, and found a group of teenagers drinking.

The six boys and two girls, all aged 16 and 17-years-old, had pitched a tent in the wooded area of the park.

Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) Peter Keeley said: “About 40 bottles of larger were seized from the group who looked set to light a bonfire. There were lots of empty beer bottles and litter from previous occasions.

“We advised young people about the complaints from members of the community relating to litter and broken glass and we then tasked local beat officers to meet with the young people and their parents.”

PSCO Keeley added: “All the parents were very concerned and we are working with the young people to prevent this sort of behaviour in the future.

“Fire and rubbish is an ongoing issue in the park, but I hope this sort of action sends out the message that we are working hard to tackle anti-social behaviour and we will take action against those who break the law to ensure the park can be enjoyed by the whole community.”

To report problems, call the police on 101.