Police to take action to curb anti-social behaviour

SERIOUS concerns have been expressed over the activities in the area of Carnoustie House Grounds by a group of youngsters aged between 10 and 13 years.

Councillor Helen Oswald explained that over a period of eight months, townsfolk have been targeted by this group of young teenagers.

It is claimed that, starting in April this year, young people have been throwing missiles at doors and windows, congregating in the area and disturbing the peace.

Cars have also been targeted with wing mirrors and windscreen wipers being damaged. Recently, it has been lumps of ice that have been thrown.

Although the police have responded, the culprits have been well away by the time they manage to get there.

Councillor Oswald told the Guide & Gazette: “Parents need to be asked ‘Do you know where your child is when he or she goes out in the evening?’ Parents need to take responsibility.

“I will be asking the police to give the area regular attention and also to speak to the local schools to address this issue at assemblies.

“No-one should have to put up with this relentless level of nuisance over this prolonged period of time.”

However, police in Carnoustie are well aware of the situation as Inspector Kenny Hart explained.

He said: “I am aware of the issue in the area that you mentioned. Obviously, as I am sure you know, incidents of anti-social behaviour are a priority for the force and for the officers in this area.

“We will put together an action plan which will highlight our zero tolerance approach to deal with this problem, so that the residents in Yeaman Street in particular have respite from this issue.”