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By Donald Turvill
Teens reported for park misbehaviour

A GROUP of youngsters have been reported for fireraising in Moffat’s Station Park.

Police have received a string of reports relating to antisocial behaviour in the park in recent months.

On Sunday, February 28, they were alerted to a group of youths setting fires and causing damage to the recently-refurbished pavilion.

Moffat Community Council reacted on Facebook and said they were “dismayed” that the spot had become a “focus for antisocial behaviour”.

Enquiries were subsequently carried out by community officers, who stepped-up patrols around Station Park to monitor the area closely.

Four teenagers were identified as a result and police say a report has been sent to youth justice.

Commenting at a meeting of Moffat and District Community Council this week, chairman Leys Geddes said: “I think the entire community and our thousands of visitors will be delighted to hear this news. We are fortunate to live in this beautiful place and so we need to look after it.

“If anyone sees anything similar happening, they should not be afraid to phone 101 and ask for their message to be put through to the Moffat Community Policing Team.”

Police Scotland said in a statement that the individuals have been “dealt with accordingly”.

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