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CCTV To Be Analysed At Penistone Market

Tuesday January 22 2013

CCTV footage will be analysed by police as part of a crack down on anti-social behaviour in Penistone's market barn.

Images show youths damaging a mechanism for automatic doors at the building, which cost in excess of £1million.

The vandalism took place last month and police are trying to identify the culprits, as well as deter young people from using the barn as a place to ride bikes.

"We're spending as much time up there as we can. We're reviewing CCTV footage with a view to speaking to offenders," said PC Matt Jackson, from Penistone police station.

PC Jackson said police were also aware of youngsters congregating in the barn.

In August last year a 15-year-old from Penistone was fined £1,000 after he admitted smashing a window at the market. The £2,500 pane of glass was broken in June.

WABers, have you witnessed any anti-social behaviour here? Are the police doing enough? Have your say below.

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Reply Posted by x on Tuesday January 22 2013 at 10:30
May i ask a silly question, if the pane of glass cost £2500, why was the youth only fined £1000, he admitted it. so the fine shoul also represent the cost to replace, even if orderd to pay damages, the fine should be equal to damage as well then they will be detered not to do again, as for looking at cctv, get the images on here, and not just from this clip, not only will it find the culprits but also if it becomes a regular thing, it will be a huge deterant.

Reply Posted by Jo on Tuesday January 22 2013 at 12:57
Pipe classical music in there from the evening and all night - that should stop them congregating!

Reply Posted by Mr X on Tuesday January 22 2013 at 13:34
Jo - piping in Penistone FM would have the same effect! ;)

Reply Posted by M on Tuesday January 22 2013 at 13:44
Just have flood lights in there overnight!! Teenagers like dark places to skulk around in.