Posted: Thu 19th Apr 2018

Anti social behaviour incident in Flint street – “main instigator” interviewed say police

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Apr 19th, 2018

Police say a “robust investigation” into a serious anti social behaviour incident in Flint two weeks ago is progressing and the “main instigator” has been interviewed. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The incident which happened on April 9 involved a large group of youths who targeted an address on Henry Taylor Street in the town. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The youths were captured on video during a confrontation, it was posted onto Facebook and shared thousands of times – it shows the group at the front door of the house. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

During the 2 min 27 sec video clip loud and aggressive shouting can be heard and at one point a female occupant of the house confronts the mob saying ‘I’ve got a 10 month old baby in the house.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The group were allegedly looking for two girls at the address, the mother of one, whose house was targeted said in a post on Facebook; ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Police said they scrutinised the video footage in a bid to identify those responsible, officers said they will take “robust action.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

A spokesperson for North Flintshire police said ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“The main instigator has been interviewed in the presence of a parent and other interviews are planned. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Many others will be visited and shown the footage with their parents. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Each individual who was involved will be referred to Youth Justice so that all are dealt with in an equal and fair manner. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

We received an overwhelming response and help from members of the public and residents of Flint.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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