Police tackle large groups of youths taking drugs and drinking in Scorton

Police have increased their presence in Scorton after reports of large gatherings of youths taking drugs and drinking alcohol.

By Michelle Blade
Monday, 1st June 2020, 12:20 pm
Garstang and Over Wyre Police are patrolling in Scorton after reports of large groups of youths taking drugs and drinking alcohol at the football pitch and play area. Picture from Garstang and Over Wyre Police.
Garstang and Over Wyre Police are patrolling in Scorton after reports of large groups of youths taking drugs and drinking alcohol at the football pitch and play area. Picture from Garstang and Over Wyre Police.

On their Facebook page, Garstang and Over Wyre Police said: "We are aware of increased community concern about anti-social behaviour in Scorton, particularly at the football/play area close to Springfield Gardens and Gubberford Lane.

"We have received reports that there have been large gatherings of young people, drug taking and alcohol misuse.

"Significant littering has also been reported, causing villagers to have to clean it up themselves.

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"If you have any information that identifies who is responsible, please report via our online services http://orlo.uk/QbAOC or call 101.

"You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

"We take these reports seriously, so we have increased the police presence in the village. Don’t be concerned if you see officers patrolling – we’re out to keep you safe.

"Parents, please take responsibility for understanding where your younger family members are, remind them to act responsibly and follow the revised Govt Covid19 rules."

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