Police patrols to be stepped up in Failsworth in bid to combat anti-social behaviour

Date published: 24 July 2020

Greater Manchester Police have confirmed that extra resources are to be deployed this weekend around the shops and Eight Bells pub car park on Alder Road, Leicester Road, Warwick Road and the Queen Elizabeth II playing fields in Failsworth.

This is following concerns from residents that large numbers of young people are gathering and causing issues in the area.

A post on the GMP Failsworth & Hollinwood Facebook page read today (Friday): "Large groups of up to 60 are hanging about in the streets, causing alarm to the local residents.

"Many are drinking or taking drugs, mainly in the form of nitrous oxide, which has then lead to people being rowdy, causing trouble and littering the area.

"Any persons gathering will be asked to leave the area.

"Covid-19 legislation only allows for a group of up to six people from different households to socialise outdoors.

"Robust action will be taken against any young person that attends the area and causes anti-social behaviour.

"Parents - please be aware of where your child is and what they are up to this weekend.

"You may receive a call from the police asking you to pick up your child from the police station."

If you have any concerns please ring 101.

Always ring 999 in an emergency.

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