Police in Powys are asking parents whether they know where their children are during the summer holiday.
Over the summer period Dyfed Powys Police traditionally see a rise in the number of calls reporting anti-social behaviour. Reports include young people drinking, swearing, creating excessive noise and intimidating residents, especially when they gather in large numbers.
“The number of calls we receive over the summer holidays do increase,” said Sergeant Craig Morgan. “What is most concerning is the number of calls we get about young people drinking alcohol and the effects that has on them.
We are urging parents to be aware and to take responsibility for their young people and know where they are and what they are doing”.
“Alcohol can be dangerous to young people and throughout the summer we will work to educate them about this and prevent them being able to get it from retailers.”
“It is therefore important that parents support us in this by not giving alcohol to their young people. As well as being dangerous, it also leads to anti-social behaviour which could result in them getting a criminal record”.
“We want everyone to enjoy their summer and to remember that your child’s enjoyment may not be someone else’s.”
If you are a victim or witness of anti-social behaviour which involves someone being violent or threatening you with violence, damaging or threatening to damage your property always contact the police on 101.