Essex Police tackling anti-social behaviour in Wivenhoe

Essex Police are investigating reports of a group of around 20 young people harassing residents and damaging property in the town.

Action to tackle anti-social behaviour caused by a group of young people travelling to Wivenhoe includes targeted and dedicated patrols.

The group, which includes children between the ages of 12 and 18, has been seen to leave the train at Wivenhoe before engaging in anti-social behaviour, including throwing bricks around the churchyard at St Mary’s Church.

Over the past week, they have also received reports of shopkeepers, bar staff and members of the public receiving abuse and the doors to properties being damaged.

Colchester’s Community Policing Team has conducted lengthy enquiries as they work to identify the perpetrators.

Enquiries are progressing thanks in large part to reports from members of the public.

You can get in touch by submitting a report on Essex Police website or by using the online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm.

Visit www.essex.police.uk/digital101 to find out more about the website reporting services.

Alternatively you can call on 101.

Please quote reference number 42/69882/23.

If you would like to make an anonymous report you can contact independent charity @Crimestoppers by visiting their website or by calling 0800 555 111.

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