Yobbery and robbery in Cotswolds town as noisy youths verbally abuse residents and teen thieves steal bike

-Credit: (Image: stock picture)
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Residents are suffering a barrage of noise and abuse by groups of youths hanging out in a town park. The anti-social behaviour has prompted police to step up patrols in the Cotswolds town of Moreton in Marsh.

The yobs have been deliberately making a racket in the Queen Victoria Park during evenings and weekends. They have been shouting towards houses and playing on play equipment meant for children.

When challenged, the youths are verbally abusing residents. Gloucestershire police, as well as increasing patrols, are asking for information from residents as they investigate the incidents and seek to identify the youths.

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A community alert has been issued by Gloucestershire police. This said the antisocial behaviour was going on until past 10pm.

If you have any information about this incident that could help police, complete the online form quoting incident 0516 of 04/05/2024. If you witness any further incidents of antisocial behaviour, please report it online here. Always call 999 in an emergency.

Also in Moreton, police are appealing for CCTV footage which could help with a robbery investigation in the town. The incident took place on London Road, Moreton in Marsh at the entrance to the footpath which runs between the Fire College and Moreton Park Estate on Thursday, May 16 between 12.30am and 1am.

A group of four teenagers(three male, one female) pushed their victim from their bike and made off along the footpath with it. The group all described as white, possibly 16/17 years old wearing hooded tops. The female had long dark hair tied back in a pony tail.

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