A dad has demanded for CCTV cameras to be introduced to Church House Gardens park after claiming his son and three friends were robbed there last night.Cameras, eh? Well, that's a good idea!
Dad of one of the boys, Colin Welling, told News Shopper: "Yesterday (December 28) they stayed longer than normal. They don't usually stay after dark.
"They were approached by lads wearing balaclavas."Oh. Maybe not.
"One of my son's mates saw it and ran off at speed. He wasn't chased and he rang the police straight away.
"My son had the presence of mind to stick his phone down the back of his trousers.
"They were pushed against the fence, they took a phone off one boy and said 'you're lucky we weren't shanked tonight'. They took another phone and smashed it on the floor."Lovely! Still, it's one of those modern things, you just never know when an areas will become a no-go area and...
"The council need to put CCTV there," Colin said. "It is almost secluded, it is amazing that there is no CCTV. There never has been. My oldest son is 30 and he said he was mugged there in the same way years ago.
"My daughter who is 29 also said she knows people who say it happens a lot there."Errr.... Maybe this is a known place to avoid then?
If only your son & his friends had listened to the wisdom of his elders, eh?
"This has been shocking for everybody. You can't have anything in this world anymore without someone taking it."Well, yes, sadly true. 'Twas ever thus, though. Avoiding the opportunity for others to take it would be a start, though.