Derry City councillor, Shauna Cusack, has welcomed moves by police to step up patrols in the Rosemount and Glens areas of the city in a bid to crack down on anti social behaviour.
After incidents, understood to have involved more than 20 youths in both areas at the weekend, the PSNI today said more neighbourhood police teams would be on duty in the area at weekends.
Colr. Cusack and Colr. John Boyle said people want action on the issue, which is making the lives of residents a misery.
Colr Cusack said: “I welcome these increased measures to tackle incidents involving drinking on the street and other anti-social behaviour, which are plaguing the people living in these areas of Derry. Given the events of last weekend, I am urging people to let the police deal with the issues.”
Colr. Boyle added people should not put themselves in danger by confronting those involved in such anti social behaviour, and instead “call 101 if they feel threatened or intimidated”.
“It is important anyone who witnesses this type of anti-social behaviour should report it to the authorities. Do not take the law into your own hands. Residents should call 101 if they feel threatened or intimidated.”