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Sergeant Alex Warwick pledges to tackle anti-social behaviour in Borehamwood
Parents of teenage yobs who have been leaving a “trail of destruction” down quiet streets could see their tenancies revoked, the new police sergeant has warned.
Sergeant Alexandra Warwick, who joined the team last month, pledged to end anti-social behaviour in hot-spots such as Crown Road, Borehamwood, once and for all.
Three weeks ago, residents told the Borehamwood Times gangs of boys as young as 14 were seen slashing car tires, kicking down doors and throwing bricks through residents windows.
But the householders said they were not prepared to let the thugs beat them or give them the “glory stamp” they are after.
Sergeant Warwick told the Borehamwood Times: “Nobody should have to put up with anti-social behaviour and we will do everything in our power to improve quality of life.
“There are many ways we can tackle this type of issue, such as working with housing associations, residents and other agencies.
“Parents of young people causing anti-social behaviour can have their tenancy agreements removed.”
Sgt Warwick also said she would be looking at handing out ASBOs, increasing police patrols and providing activities for young people to stop them ‘hanging around’.
Earlier this week, the mother of an Eldon Avenue resident said the yobs were “out of control” and getting “more and more violent”.
She said: “They have to know they cannot get away with this. They leave a trail of destruction, but we must be brave and we can’t let them ruin our lives at any cost.
“It terrifies me and we are getting more and more scared, but what can we do? They could end up killing someone: that is my fear.”