Fury as vandals strike again at Leigh Glass

Fury as vandals strike again at Leigh Glass

Fury as vandals strike again at Leigh Glass

First published in News This Is Lancashire: Photograph of the Author by , education reporter

A DIRECTOR is fed-up that little is being done to tackle anti-social behaviour besieging his company.

Frank Jamieson, from Leigh Glass in Wigan Road, Leigh, said telephone lines were cut and paving stones ripped up in the space of a few days.

He said not enough is being done to tackle the problem, which has blighted the neighbourhood for years.

Mr Jamieson said: “I am so fed-up that nothing is being done about it.

“The council says it is not their responsibility to sort out the paving stones as it isn’t their land but they laid them and come and repair them every so often. The paving stones were always in quite a bad state and now people are falling over them and tripping up as they walk past. It is not safe.”

Last month police and Wigan Council were granted powers to disperse groups of two or more young people in the area who are involved in, or are likely to be involved in, anti-social behaviour.

“Council bosses said the path where the paving stones were vandalised is an unadopted area and they have no responsibility to fix the problem, and added that anti-social behaviour issues needed to be raised with police.

“Sgt Melanie Roberts, from Atherton neighbourhood policing team, said: “A CCTV camera was placed in Wigan Road, focusing on the shops in particular, to capture incidents of anti-social behaviour and to help identify offenders.

“Officers have patrolled the area at key times and since the order started there has been a marked reduction in anti-social behaviour, resulting in the camera being removed from the Wigan Road area and placed in another hotspot.

“Some of the paving slabs outside the Leigh Glass premises were removed about three years ago, and the council was informed of this.”

People should report all incidents by calling police on 101, or by contacting the Atherton NPT direct on 0161 856 7225.

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4:02pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Andyroost says...

Cameras need to be everywhere these days, I would rather contribute to a camera system than some numpty sat in parliament falling asleep, This country is going to the dogs.
Soon the immigration problem will be ours as we all try to get out of this lawless mess of a country, We have police driving everywhere with no interaction in the neighbourhoods, All we need is to go back to basics, Get Police walking round the streets or on bicycles round estates, that way criminals will struggle to hide their wrong doing, also the Police can build some kind of relationship with the communities, To combat crime the best method is word of mouth, how can public pass information to a policeman passing at 30mph in a car, and what about the cost savings.
Cameras need to be everywhere these days, I would rather contribute to a camera system than some numpty sat in parliament falling asleep, This country is going to the dogs. Soon the immigration problem will be ours as we all try to get out of this lawless mess of a country, We have police driving everywhere with no interaction in the neighbourhoods, All we need is to go back to basics, Get Police walking round the streets or on bicycles round estates, that way criminals will struggle to hide their wrong doing, also the Police can build some kind of relationship with the communities, To combat crime the best method is word of mouth, how can public pass information to a policeman passing at 30mph in a car, and what about the cost savings. Andyroost
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1:23am Tue 4 Mar 14

BoltonLancs says...

Sgt Melanie Roberts, you are in your position to serve and protect the public, not to sound like a pompous politician.

Wigan Council bosses, you are in your position to serve and facilitate your employer's (the public) wishes and well-being, and not to sound like a pompous politician.

Saiqa Choudhari, you could quite easily become known as the most inept, laziest journalist in history.
Sgt Melanie Roberts, you are in your position to serve and protect the public, not to sound like a pompous politician. Wigan Council bosses, you are in your position to serve and facilitate your employer's (the public) wishes and well-being, and not to sound like a pompous politician. Saiqa Choudhari, you could quite easily become known as the most inept, laziest journalist in history. BoltonLancs
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