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Bungalow roof-runner is caught

PCSO Mark Baker and PC Dave Gaskill in St James Gardens, Moss Side, Leyland

PCSO Mark Baker and PC Dave Gaskill in St James Gardens, Moss Side, Leyland

A youth has been cautioned by police after admitting to running across rooftops in Leyland.

As reported in the Guardian recently, elderly residents living in bungalows in St James Gardens, Moss Side, felt scared and intimidated after weeks of youngsters running across their roofs at weekends.

Damage was also caused to tiles, and PC Dave Gaskill has now revealed that one person has been issued with a stern warning.

He said: “After speaking with lots of youths around the area and with my local knowledge, I identified and interviewed one suspect who has admitted the damages and has been issued with a youth caution.”

Police received complaints that children as young as 11 or 12 had been seen jumping from roof to roof for the past few weeks.

PC Gaskill ran an appeal in the Guardian for anyone who had information about the culprits, and also warned the youngsters about the dangers of practising the craze.

He advised children to attend supervised, safe free-running sessions in the town.

 

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