Police called to snowball throwing in Welwyn Garden City

PUBLISHED: 15:45 24 January 2019

Light snow settles on a frosty morning in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Mia Jankowicz

Light snow settles on a frosty morning in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Mia Jankowicz


Police were called to Welwyn Garden City town centre after a group of teenagers started throwing snowballs at passers-by and taxi drivers.

Officers received two calls about the situation on Tuesday, January 22.

They attended the scene and conducted a search, but the teenagers involved had already left the area.

The officers spoke to those who were affected to ensure they were okay and uninjured.

Safer Neighbourhood Inspector Wayne Nash said: “We take antisocial behaviour reports very seriously and have dedicated officers patrolling the area looking out for this type of behaviour.

“I would urge parents and carers to reiterate to their children that throwing snowballs and ice can cause injury, and is especially dangerous when moving cars are involved.

“Anyone who has information about this incident should contact us on 101 quoting ISR 647 of January 22.”

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