Yobs hurl objects at traffic

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CONCERNS have been raised about youngsters throwing objects at traffic in Leigh.

Leigh town councillor Paul Lawrence raised the matter at a public meeting on Monday, saying traders in the Rectory Grove area had complained to him about groups of youths wetting newspaper and throwing it at passing cars.

He said: “There was nearly an accident when they chucked some paper on a car. The guy stopped violently and he had children in the back.

“The youths ran off down the alleyway. He was very upset.”

One RectoryGrove trader, who did not wish to be named, said they had witnessed similar incidents for several weeks, with about half a dozen youths involved between about 4.30pm and 5.30pm.

He said: “There has been a group of them running out of the side-alleys, throwing wet paper at cars. You could hear it thudding against the cars and it was getting to the point where I was concerned there might be a pretty nasty accident. One driver did actually try to run after them at one point.

“A resident who lives behind my shop has also had one of their wing mirrors broken off and some bottles from a restaurant bin have been smashed down there.”

Insp Brad Dickle, of Leigh police, promised police would do something about the misbehaving teenagers.

He said: “We’ve had sporadic calls over the past few weeks about teenagers throwing wet paper at cars.

“We will also be offering teenagers something more constructive to do, so if anyone knows who they are, contact us and we will work with them through the school liaison team.”

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12:18pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Kim Gandy says...

“We will also be offering teenagers something more constructive to do, so if anyone knows who they are, contact us and we will work with them through the school liaison team.”

More constructive? Boot camp with a humungous great drill sergeant. Let's see how "clever" and "brave" these idiots are with some seven foot military mouthpiece yelling down their earholes.

In reality it will probably be some lefty-inspired soft soap exercise, like a character building weekend at a theme park or some other taxpayer funded travesty.
“We will also be offering teenagers something more constructive to do, so if anyone knows who they are, contact us and we will work with them through the school liaison team.” More constructive? Boot camp with a humungous great drill sergeant. Let's see how "clever" and "brave" these idiots are with some seven foot military mouthpiece yelling down their earholes. In reality it will probably be some lefty-inspired soft soap exercise, like a character building weekend at a theme park or some other taxpayer funded travesty. Kim Gandy

1:28pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Test Tickle says...

Borstals, bring them back and fast!! either that or send the little sods back up chimneys.
Borstals, bring them back and fast!! either that or send the little sods back up chimneys. Test Tickle

2:33pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Complete_Nutter says...

We used to do the same kind of thing as kids. It's only wet paper. At least they ain't throwing paving slabs off the top of the A12.
We used to do the same kind of thing as kids. It's only wet paper. At least they ain't throwing paving slabs off the top of the A12. Complete_Nutter

3:26pm Thu 12 Dec 13

jolllyboy says...

That's the whole prob - we are too soft. This isnt just anti-social behaviour it is most dangerous. The result of decades of being too soft and not setting limits.
That's the whole prob - we are too soft. This isnt just anti-social behaviour it is most dangerous. The result of decades of being too soft and not setting limits. jolllyboy

3:58pm Thu 12 Dec 13

_Lotus_ says...

Complete_Nutter wrote:
We used to do the same kind of thing as kids. It's only wet paper. At least they ain't throwing paving slabs off the top of the A12.
It might only be wet paper, unfortunately for the poor sod who is driving he or she will not know that at first and will most likely think it is a solid object until it lands.

The stupid little arses could cause a serious accident.
[quote][p][bold]Complete_Nutter[/bold] wrote: We used to do the same kind of thing as kids. It's only wet paper. At least they ain't throwing paving slabs off the top of the A12.[/p][/quote]It might only be wet paper, unfortunately for the poor sod who is driving he or she will not know that at first and will most likely think it is a solid object until it lands. The stupid little arses could cause a serious accident. _Lotus_

4:22pm Thu 12 Dec 13

saveDeanesschool says...

Perhaps they could help construct a youth club or music venue so they have somewhere to go...?
Perhaps they could help construct a youth club or music venue so they have somewhere to go...? saveDeanesschool

5:40pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Test Tickle says...

saveDeanesschool wrote:
Perhaps they could help construct a youth club or music venue so they have somewhere to go...?
...Or a Prison for them perhaps? seriously these kids need punishing not rewarding.
[quote][p][bold]saveDeanesschool[/bold] wrote: Perhaps they could help construct a youth club or music venue so they have somewhere to go...?[/p][/quote]...Or a Prison for them perhaps? seriously these kids need punishing not rewarding. Test Tickle

5:53pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Tich25 says...

jolllyboy wrote:
That's the whole prob - we are too soft. This isnt just anti-social behaviour it is most dangerous. The result of decades of being too soft and not setting limits.
The do gooders are winning soon Kids will rule. You try to chastise one and its you whos in the wrong
[quote][p][bold]jolllyboy[/bold] wrote: That's the whole prob - we are too soft. This isnt just anti-social behaviour it is most dangerous. The result of decades of being too soft and not setting limits.[/p][/quote]The do gooders are winning soon Kids will rule. You try to chastise one and its you whos in the wrong Tich25

8:26pm Thu 12 Dec 13

danger2013 says...

Tich25 wrote:
jolllyboy wrote:
That's the whole prob - we are too soft. This isnt just anti-social behaviour it is most dangerous. The result of decades of being too soft and not setting limits.
The do gooders are winning soon Kids will rule. You try to chastise one and its you whos in the wrong
Maybe we should hang them for these serious crimes they have committed?
[quote][p][bold]Tich25[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jolllyboy[/bold] wrote: That's the whole prob - we are too soft. This isnt just anti-social behaviour it is most dangerous. The result of decades of being too soft and not setting limits.[/p][/quote]The do gooders are winning soon Kids will rule. You try to chastise one and its you whos in the wrong[/p][/quote]Maybe we should hang them for these serious crimes they have committed? danger2013

9:48pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Complete_Nutter says...

Tich25 wrote:
jolllyboy wrote:
That's the whole prob - we are too soft. This isnt just anti-social behaviour it is most dangerous. The result of decades of being too soft and not setting limits.
The do gooders are winning soon Kids will rule. You try to chastise one and its you whos in the wrong
I've said it before and I'll say it again. Ive got no problem whatsoever with kids throwing paper balls at cars. But this could be the start of something. They could soon progress into throwing things onto train tracks, or hurling missiles such as bricks onto busy A roads. The police need a gentle word with the parents and children themselves. Hopefully it will prevent them doing something really stupid.
[quote][p][bold]Tich25[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jolllyboy[/bold] wrote: That's the whole prob - we are too soft. This isnt just anti-social behaviour it is most dangerous. The result of decades of being too soft and not setting limits.[/p][/quote]The do gooders are winning soon Kids will rule. You try to chastise one and its you whos in the wrong[/p][/quote]I've said it before and I'll say it again. Ive got no problem whatsoever with kids throwing paper balls at cars. But this could be the start of something. They could soon progress into throwing things onto train tracks, or hurling missiles such as bricks onto busy A roads. The police need a gentle word with the parents and children themselves. Hopefully it will prevent them doing something really stupid. Complete_Nutter

11:17pm Thu 12 Dec 13

smiffy22 says...

saveDeanesschool wrote:
Perhaps they could help construct a youth club or music venue so they have somewhere to go...?
Rubbish, they would just smash it anyway. It's probably kids like this that are the reason that youth clubs are not viable, because they wreck anything decent and disrupt the civilised kids. We just need to get rid of them.
Regards,
Smiffy22
[quote][p][bold]saveDeanesschool[/bold] wrote: Perhaps they could help construct a youth club or music venue so they have somewhere to go...?[/p][/quote]Rubbish, they would just smash it anyway. It's probably kids like this that are the reason that youth clubs are not viable, because they wreck anything decent and disrupt the civilised kids. We just need to get rid of them. Regards, Smiffy22 smiffy22

8:44am Fri 13 Dec 13

mauwoman says...

Most of the problem is a lack of things for teenagers to do especially if they have no money. Most interesting activities are expensive, including sport.
The Youth Clubs of old were usually church oriented and that puts today's kids off. There is a shortage of both venues and volunteers to run them.
Most of the problem is a lack of things for teenagers to do especially if they have no money. Most interesting activities are expensive, including sport. The Youth Clubs of old were usually church oriented and that puts today's kids off. There is a shortage of both venues and volunteers to run them. mauwoman

9:39am Fri 13 Dec 13

DogsMessInLeigh says...

smiffy22 wrote:
saveDeanesschool wrote:
Perhaps they could help construct a youth club or music venue so they have somewhere to go...?
Rubbish, they would just smash it anyway. It's probably kids like this that are the reason that youth clubs are not viable, because they wreck anything decent and disrupt the civilised kids. We just need to get rid of them.
Regards,
Smiffy22
Print their faces and names in the paper inc The Leigh times....mummy and daddy will be Soooooo embarressed, i seen a small group kicking an abandoned space hopper around the other week right there early evening....they actually said sorry when it came my way, they would seem rowdy in that particular area for some i suppose..probably no differant than chucking out time in the area from grown adults.
[quote][p][bold]smiffy22[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saveDeanesschool[/bold] wrote: Perhaps they could help construct a youth club or music venue so they have somewhere to go...?[/p][/quote]Rubbish, they would just smash it anyway. It's probably kids like this that are the reason that youth clubs are not viable, because they wreck anything decent and disrupt the civilised kids. We just need to get rid of them. Regards, Smiffy22[/p][/quote]Print their faces and names in the paper inc The Leigh times....mummy and daddy will be Soooooo embarressed, i seen a small group kicking an abandoned space hopper around the other week right there early evening....they actually said sorry when it came my way, they would seem rowdy in that particular area for some i suppose..probably no differant than chucking out time in the area from grown adults. DogsMessInLeigh

1:58pm Fri 13 Dec 13

emcee says...

saveDeanesschool wrote:
Perhaps they could help construct a youth club or music venue so they have somewhere to go...?
Erm, no.
A d*mn good hiding, loss of privaleges and any pocket money and confined to their room, when not in school, for a period of days or even weeks. That is the sort of thing kids understand. Trouble is, that sort of thing makes life to complicated for lazy parents so it is hardly ever done like that anymore.
[quote][p][bold]saveDeanesschool[/bold] wrote: Perhaps they could help construct a youth club or music venue so they have somewhere to go...?[/p][/quote]Erm, no. A d*mn good hiding, loss of privaleges and any pocket money and confined to their room, when not in school, for a period of days or even weeks. That is the sort of thing kids understand. Trouble is, that sort of thing makes life to complicated for lazy parents so it is hardly ever done like that anymore. emcee

3:08pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Rochford Rob says...

Insp Brad Dickle, of Leigh police, promised police would do something about the misbehaving teenagers.

He said: “We’ve had sporadic calls over the past few weeks about teenagers throwing wet paper at cars.

“We will also be offering teenagers something more constructive to do, so if anyone knows who they are, contact us and we will work with them through the school liaison team.”

How about offering a few size nines up their collective @rse instead?

He's known about it for weeks?

Useless, not fit for purpose.
Insp Brad Dickle, of Leigh police, promised police would do something about the misbehaving teenagers. He said: “We’ve had sporadic calls over the past few weeks about teenagers throwing wet paper at cars. “We will also be offering teenagers something more constructive to do, so if anyone knows who they are, contact us and we will work with them through the school liaison team.” How about offering a few size nines up their collective @rse instead? He's known about it for weeks? Useless, not fit for purpose. Rochford Rob

7:18am Sat 14 Dec 13

_Lotus_ says...

mauwoman wrote:
Most of the problem is a lack of things for teenagers to do especially if they have no money. Most interesting activities are expensive, including sport.
The Youth Clubs of old were usually church oriented and that puts today's kids off. There is a shortage of both venues and volunteers to run them.
I was just thinking, what did I used to do when I was younger, I didn't have any money and neither did any of my friends.

There have always been lack of things to do especially if activities cost money. It is just giving them an excuse to say that is why they are throwing stuff at traffic.

As I commented earlier, the driver will not know it is just paper until it is too late, the kids need to be seriously reprimanded, it is beyond ridiculous.
[quote][p][bold]mauwoman[/bold] wrote: Most of the problem is a lack of things for teenagers to do especially if they have no money. Most interesting activities are expensive, including sport. The Youth Clubs of old were usually church oriented and that puts today's kids off. There is a shortage of both venues and volunteers to run them.[/p][/quote]I was just thinking, what did I used to do when I was younger, I didn't have any money and neither did any of my friends. There have always been lack of things to do especially if activities cost money. It is just giving them an excuse to say that is why they are throwing stuff at traffic. As I commented earlier, the driver will not know it is just paper until it is too late, the kids need to be seriously reprimanded, it is beyond ridiculous. _Lotus_

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