Youths made to litter pick after throwing eggs at Welwyn Garden City businesses

Woodhall shops.

Woodhall shops.

Danny Loo Photography 2017

Officers took a group of teens litter picking after they were caught throwing eggs at Welwyn Garden City businesses.

On Halloween, the Welwyn Hatfield North Safer Neighbourhood Team received reports of young people behaving in an antisocial manner at Woodhall shops.

A police spokesperson said: “This involved eggs being thrown at businesses along the parade, as well as reports of similar behaviour in Longcroft Lane.

“Following this, officers reviewed CCTV and identified eight individuals that were involved and have begun making home visits to parents in order to make them aware of their children’s actions.”

As a further consequence, a number of the young people involved were taken to litter pick in the area surrounding Woodhall shops, led by officers from the Safer Neighbourhood Team on Sunday, November 4.

Officer Daniel Hill said: “This will hopefully send a message that we won’t tolerate antisocial behaviour.”

Police received 32 calls across Welwyn Hatfield, Potters Bar and St Albans in relation to Halloween.

Twenty incidents happened in Welwyn Hatfield, 10 in St Albans and two in Potters Bar.

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