Youths continue to cause trouble in Lytham despite police patrol warning

Youths are continuing to gather in Lytham despite police warning that they will use 'powers' to disperse them.

Wednesday, 7th April 2021, 12:55 pm
Updated Wednesday, 7th April 2021, 12:56 pm

A group of around 20 youths were gathered by Lytham Windmill last night after being spotted by PCSOs on a anti-social behaviour patrol.

PCSO Lauren Vallely, of the Fylde Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: "The youths quickly dispersed upon police arrival.

"This is a gentle reminder that the rule of six or two households outdoors, including a private garden, is still in place and we need to ensure this is being adhered to.

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Youths were gathered by Lytham windmill before running off when police arrived

"If your children are out and about, please ensure you know where they are, who they are with and that they are following the current coronavirus rules which can be found on the government website."

PCSO Vallely advised that the police team would continue to patrol hotspot areas and 'will not hesitate' to use powers if required.

Last month residents were warned that police patrols will be stepped up in the town following anti-social behaviour and powers’ could be used to prevent it.

Fylde Police had received reports of a large gathering and nuisance behaviour on the town’s green, believed to becaused by youths and police asked parents to support the police by educating their children.

PCSO Martina Mantovani of the St Annes’ Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “We understand that it has been a difficult time for everyone recently, but the coronavirus regulations are still in place and they are there to protect people and save lives.

“As a community which has worked together to prevent the virus we would encourage parents to continue to support the police in educating their children regarding covid legislation, especially given the efforts that the vast majority of people are making to get us back to normal as quickly as possible."