Youths seen on rooftops

PUBLISHED: 13:05 12 October 2007 | UPDATED: 23:06 28 May 2010

SEVEN teenagers were spotted by police in March clambering across roofs in the town centre. A police spokesman said a call was received at the force control room from a shop in Broad Street on Saturday. Seven youths had climbed on a roof, raising concern

SEVEN teenagers were spotted by police in March clambering across roofs in the town centre.

A police spokesman said a call was received at the force control room from a shop in Broad Street on Saturday.

"Seven youths had climbed on a roof, raising concerns for their safety, and any damage that may be caused by their actions," said Pc David Newnes.

"Children and teenagers really need to consider the risk they put themselves in, and the criminal element involved here.

"These youths risk injuring themselves from a fall, or tripping on cables and items on the roofs.

"They also risk causing damage to the roof, which could lead to police action being taken, as well as causing a nuisance to business owners and residents of the roofs they climb.

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