Police Investigate Disturbance in Ferndale
Written by Gavin on 1st November 2022
On Monday 31st October, at around 7pm, officers responded to reports of fireworks being set off on High Street, Ferndale and the surrounding streets including Lake Street and The Strand.
Local Policing Inspector Mark Saunders said:
“When officers arrived, around 40 youths had gathered in the area. Some were throwing eggs at houses, cars and police vehicles. Others set off fireworks down the street towards police and police vehicles.“A number of youths were identified as being part of the disorder and were removed and taken home. We also issued several ASB notices.“Body worn, mobile phone and social media and CCTV footage are being examined to identify others responsible.“Thankfully, no injuries were reported.“We are aware of the videos circulating social media of these incidents and the alarm these youths have caused. It is only by chance that nobody was injured – throwing things like eggs at moving vehicles can cause a serious collision and being targeted with fireworks puts people in serious danger.“Patrols were stepped up last night in anticipation and will continue through to November 5th. Neighbourhood policing teams have also been busy asking retailers not to sell eggs and flour to people under 18 to prevent them from being used in antisocial behaviour.“Parents have a responsibility to know what their children are up to. Halloween and Bonfire night is no excuse for this type of behaviour, and it will not be tolerated.”
If you have any information that could assist the police with their enquiries, please report via https://orlo.uk/o9UmR and quote 2200369582.