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By Lisa Barbour
Annan and Eskdale
Zero tolerance continues into second week

A ZERO tolerance approach is continuing in Annan following a further spate of disorder at the weekend.

Police reported last week that they were cracking down on a group of teenagers causing trouble in the town, which resulted in ten being detained the weekend prior.
And following more anti-social behaviour in Hillview Crescent, Springbells Road and Clapperton Road last Friday night, nine separate charges have been brought against two youths including damage to vehicles, racial crime, threatening and abusive behaviour, police assault and resisting arrest.
Slamming the culprits, Sergeant Steven Wilson, of Annan Police, said: “The behaviour from these two local youths was disgraceful and I don’t believe any responsible resident will support in any way, shape or form this type of activity – which includes members of the public being abused as well as violent and offensive behaviour.
“Patrols will continue in these areas, particularly over the weekend, and while it is very disappointing that these incidents happened, we know they are not a reflection on the vast majority of young people in Annan.”
Sgt Wilson has also thanked townspeople for continuing to report the incidents – which saw four vehicles damaged at around 7.30 pm last Friday.
He added: “We are not going to tolerate this type of behaviour and we will continue to police it robustly until the people involved eventually get the message they are not going to be successful in their continued efforts to disrupt the community.
“Any youths that are hanging around with those concerned should also be aware they can be stopped, searched and detained and should think very carefully about who they are socialising with.”

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