Police called to youths causing destruction in Welwyn Garden City

Witnesses captured these pictures of teens climbing on the roofs above McDonald's in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Supplied.

Witnesses captured these pictures of teens climbing on the roofs above McDonald's in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Supplied.

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Police were called to the Howard Centre due to around 15 teenagers throwing items around, witnesses also saw teens climbing on the roofs.

Witnesses captured these pictures of teens climbing on the roofs above McDonald's in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Supplied.Witnesses captured these pictures of teens climbing on the roofs above McDonald's in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Supplied.

Police were called at 9.20pm yesterday (Thursday, August 16) to reports of anti-social behaviour at the Howard Centre.

A police spokeswoman said: “It was reported that a group of approximately 15 teenagers were throwing items and refusing to leave the area.

“Officers attended and the group dispersed without further incident.”

Witnesses also saw some teenagers climbing on the roof above McDonald’s in Howardsgate.

Many residents took to social media to share their frustration with recent incidents involving teenagers due to the summer holidays.

Neighbourhood sergeant David Stansbury said: “We understand that incidents of this nature can have a serious impact on those who live and work nearby and we take reports of anti-social behaviour very seriously.

“We have been working closely with our local partners to reduce incidents and are carrying out patrols in hotspot areas.

“We are also encouraging parents and carers to be, where possible, aware of where their children are, who they are with and what they are doing.”

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