Former nurse confronts noisy Hatfield drinkers

PUBLISHED: 09:39 17 October 2017 | UPDATED: 09:39 17 October 2017

The car park off High View in Hatfield.
Picture: Google Street View

The car park off High View in Hatfield. Picture: Google Street View

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A petite 60-year-old former nurse called police after confronting as many as 15 noisy drinkers in Hatfield, who were causing a disturbance near people's homes.

The woman, who is a widow, was woken up by the drinkers at 5.45am on Sunday.

The drinkers were sat in two cars in the first car park at the entrance to the Jimmy Mac’s Centre in Hatfield.

She told the Welwyn Hatfield Times: “At 6.30am I thought I will go and investigate.

“I got my car out and went round.

“There were about 10 or 15 passengers and I said ‘do you know what time it is?’

“I asked ‘can you turn down the volume?’.

“One of them said sorry so I came home, put my car in the garage but the music got louder and louder.

“I went back again and said I will call the police if it doesn’t stop.

“I stayed in my car and only wound my window down half way because I was scared of acid attacks.

“I was concerned because they are vulnerable people living in that area, elderly and people with learning disabilities.

“They had no guilty conscience waking up people.

“If they’re going to terrorise the public, it’s not on.”

The former nurse called police and said officers arrived at about 8.30am.

A police spokesman said: “Police were called by a member of the public at around 6.15am on Sunday, October 15, to report that loud music was being played in Hatfield.

“It was established this was coming from vehicles parked in a car park in High View.

“Officers attended and the group began to leave the area.

“A man was reported for driving without insurance and had his vehicle seized.

“He was also given a cannabis warning after a small quantity was found.”

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