Mounted police pelted with eggs by youths in Fleetwood

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Yobs threw eggs and hurled verbal abuse at police officers on horseback in Fleetwood.


Mounted police in Fleetwood

Mounted police in Fleetwood

The mounted police were on patrol in the area following reports of anti-social behaviour there when the incident occured on Tuesday night.

A spokesman said: “Our horses and riders had eggs thrown at them and received abuse from some of the community. Apart from a very small number of youths tonight, they had a quiet shift.”

On Thursday night, a dispersal order was put in place between Grange Road, Princes Way and Chatsworth Avenue in response to increased anti-social behaviour and crime around the Chatsworth Estate.

This is the latest in a spate of reported anti-social behaviour in the area. On July 23, Fleetwood police seized an uninsured moped following numerous complaints from residents that it was being driven ‘in an anti-social mannr, with a loud exhaust’.

Cleveleys and Anchorsholme have also seen an increased number of anti-social behaviour reports in recent weeks.

Broken glass was reportedly strewn all over Anchorsholme Park’s football pitches late last month – prompting one Wyre councillor, David Walmsley, to comment “club them” during an online discussion about badly-behaved youngsters.

The relaunch of the Jubilee Park pub on North Promenade in Cleveleys was also impacted, as windows were shattered just one week before its scheduled August 3 opening.