Deeside: Police warn of consequences after youths throw stones onto busy road from bridge
Youths have been causing trouble by throwing stones at passing cars and church police have said.
Over the weekend, stones were thrown from a road bridge onto a busy duel carriageway in Deeside, risking injury to drivers and damage to vehicles.
In Wrexham, businesses and a local church had their windows smashed, causing damage and distress to the community.
In a particularly alarming incident, stones were thrown at a stationary car narrowly missing a mother and young child as they were exiting the vehicle.
Llinos Preece, North Wales Police, ASB Co-ordinator has said incidents are “all classified as either attempt to commit criminal damage or criminal damage, but they could have been much more serious.”
“Had someone been hit by the stones, it could have resulted in an assault charge, or even aggravated criminal damage had there been a road traffic collision.”
The consequences of this type of behavior can be severe and have lifelong repercussions for those involved.
North Wales Police is reminding parents to “speak with their children about the potential harms caused by such behavior and to be aware of their whereabouts when they are out with friends.”
Llinos said: “When your child is out with friends do you know where they are and what they are doing?”
“We know that the majority of youths are just enjoying spending time with their peers but please speak with your children about the potential harms caused by such behaviour.”
“If you have any concerns about your child’s behaviour and would like support please contact North Wales Police via the Live chat | North Wales Police facility and request to speak with your local PCSO. ”
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