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In recent months a football ground at Newbyres Crescent, Gorebridge has experienced an increased number of reports of youth related anti-social behaviour, resulting in damage being caused to property in and around the ground.

Police have carried out patrols and enquiries to identify youths responsible. On Tuesday 14th June, funded Midlothian Community Action Team officers charged a 12-year-old youth, following a report of slabs being thrown. Thankfully no one was injured, and a report has been submitted to the Youth Justice Officer. 

Police Sergeant Lindsay, Dalkeith Police Station said: “We know that anti-social behaviour has a disruptive effect on local communities. We will act on any information we receive and regularly carry out patrols of areas of concern.

“I would also urge parents and guardians to make sure that they know where their children are, who they are associating with and what they are doing.”

“Explain expectations of their behaviour when they are out socialising, including potential consequences of any criminal activity or anti-social behaviour. 

“We appreciate young people want to socialise and gather and the vast majority are well behaved and not causing any criminality. However, we do also recognise that the presence of a large number of people, of any age, can cause concern for communities and anti-social behaviour can easily escalate in these situations.”

“Officers will continue to carry out patrols in this area. To report an incident call 101 or 999 in an emergency.” 

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