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Police set to increase patrols at antisocial behaviour hotspot in Ballymena

Police in Ballymena have appealed to parents to know where their children are, who they are with and what they doing.

It comes after local officers visited Smithfield Place on Saturday night (2 April), a well-known hotspot for antisocial behaviour in the town, and encountered a large group of young people.

A spokesperson for the Police Service in Mid and East Antrim commented:

“On Saturday night Ballymena Neighbourhood Policing Team took a patrol of Smithfield Place. This area has been reported to be an ongoing antisocial behaviour hotspot.

“We can confirm this, as whilst on patrol in the area we observed a large group of youths, who were intent on being verbally abusive and disruptive.

“We are following up on the events from Saturday and patrols around the area will be increasing in order to deter this behaviour moving forward.

“Please be mindful of where your children are, who they are with and what they are doing.”


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