Andrew Gwynne MP has demanded urgent action from Tameside’s police service after an increase in anti-social behaviour and incidents of criminal damage across Denton and Haughton Green.
The call from the area’s MP comes after the town has seen an spate of incidents over recent weeks including an attempted arson attack on its swimming pool, significant fire damage to the bowling green and bowling hut in Victoria Park, and vandalism, intimidating behaviour and damage to personal properties across Haughton Green and the Shoecroft Avenue area of Denton.
In the latest incident, in broad daylight, children have been recorded climbing onto shop roofs in Denton Town Centre, not only damaging property and putting local shoppers in danger, but putting their own lives at risk to.
Police action has so far been limited, and with residents’ fears growing Andrew Gwynne MP has demanded an urgent and immediate police response.
Andrew Gwynne MP said:
“The recent anti-social behaviour seen in different parts of the town has been utterly unacceptable. I share the anger and concerns shown by those residents and businesses affected and I will do all I can to ensure this kind of anti-social behaviour is tackled immediately.
“Sadly the response so far from the police and other agencies has been lamentable. It’s frankly time they pulled their fingers out and took these matters as seriously as I think they should be doing and sorted the problem before it gets even worse.”