ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR IN CHEADLE 'APPALLING'
PARENTS of teenagers involved in anti-social behaviour should face the prospect of punishment themselves, according to Cheadle’s Town Mayor.
Police are appealing for help to stop troublesome yobs behind a six-week spate of incidents in the town centre.
And Cllr Phil Routledge insists making parents accountable for the actions of the children would be a good start.
He said: “Anti-social behaviour in Cheadle is appalling and we must all do as much as we can to stamp it out.
“The police are doing their best with limited resources, but it’s also up to parents to play their part.
“There are some who don’t seem to care what their teenagers are up to and maybe if they faced some sort of punishment themselves, they’d be more inclined to do something about it.”
Members of the Moorlands Local Policing Team issued dispersal orders last month in a bid to clamp down on gangs of youths responsible for a string of issues in the town.
Officers say trouble has increased again since then and are calling for parents to play a stronger role.
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