Police target anti-social behaviour after egg-throwing incidents

February 26 2018

ANTI-social behaviour hotspots in Thornbury are being patrolled by police after they received reports of eggs and other items being thrown at homes.

ANTI-social behaviour hotspots in Thornbury are being patrolled by police after they received reports of eggs and other items being thrown at homes.

Some of the householders affected by the incidents were elderly, who were left upset and scared.

The Streamleaze and Eastland Road areas of the town were among areas targeted by the hooligans, with four incidents reported on one night alone.

Thornbury police are now asking parents and carers to check on their children. 

Neighbourhood PCSO Sheryl Drewitt said: “Some of the residents affected by this are elderly and have found it very frightening.

“We’ve already spoken with local shops about being wary of selling eggs to children and we’d ask parents and carers to make sure they’re not taking eggs from home. 

“We’re also working with the local schools, housing providers and South Gloucestershire Council’s anti-social behaviour team to address the problem.” 

Officers want anyone with information about such behaviour to contact the neighbourhood team online through the Thornbury and Alveston beat page on www.avonandsomerset.police.uk or report it by calling 101.