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Chaos as vandals hit Wath - time for tougher penalties?

Saturday February 9 2019




REPORTS of people having objects thrown at them, suspected ‘gang tags’ etched into shop windows and ‘huge groups’ of youths roaming the streets have led to an increased police presence in Wath town centre.

A saga that business owners say has become ‘horrendous’ reached boiling point last Friday night and saw buses stopped from entering Wath due to fears over the safety of passengers and staff.

A police spokesman said: “Rotherham North NHP are aware of the ASB issues in Wath. The team are changing their day shift to a later shift to cover the evening and provide a visible policing presence.

“Officers have been speaking to youths in the area to establish why they congregate in those areas. Work is ongoing to tackle ASB issues in the area.”

Should more be done to tackle anti-social behaviour?

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