ASB incidents in Whitley Lodge

26 Jan 2015 12:45 PM

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Police are appealing for witnesses following a spate of anti-social behaviour.

Officers have received nine reports of raw eggs being thrown at homes in the Whitley Lodge area of Whitley Bay.

The incidents happened over several months between 6pm and 10.40pm with the most recent incident on Wednesday, January 21, at 7.30pm.  Homes in Longridge Drive and Kingston Drive have been pelted with eggs and most recently tomato ketchup. Local youths aged 14 -16 years have been seen in the area at the time of the incidents.

This has caused concern for residents, particularly elderly people, who also have to take the time and trouble to clear up the resulting mess.

Police have been in contact with local schools about the problem and they have said they will take firm action if any of their pupils are found to be involved.

Neighbourhood PC Julie Twigg said: "We've had a number of reports of this type of anti-social behaviour which is upsetting for residents.  We are taking these incidents seriously and are making enquiries to trace those responsible.

"We want to make it clear that this sort of behaviour will not be tolerated.  Anyone responsible for these incidents will be dealt with by the police for committing anti-social behaviour."

Anyone with information should contact police on 101, extension 69191, quoting log number 934 of 21/01/15 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.