Falmouth police have warned parents that their children could get a criminal record after a spate of anti-social behaviour over the school holidays and weekends.

The local policing team say they received reports of anti-social behaviour taking place in the areas of Queen Mary Gardens and Boscawen Fields in Falmouth.

They say this is mainly taking place in the evening, the reports of anti-social behaviour includes criminal damage, littering etc. The police say the aim to increase patrols in these areas where possible.

Posting on Facebook, the Falmouth Neighbourhood Team has warned there will be zero tolerance of anti-social behaviour after criminal damage and littering were reported.

“We appreciate many of our young people are respectful and a credit to our community,” said the post. “However during the recent school holidays and weekends Falmouth has already being subjected to ASB by young people from the local area.

“The community does not want a repeat of the ASB it has been subjected to over the last couple of years. This behaviour effects the whole community and will not be tolerated.

“If prosecuted for offences this can influence life choices and it can prevent certain careers and even travelling options. We will not only look at prosecution but will consider imposing conditions using ASB legislation to control the company of those involved, and where you can go to prevent re-offending. There will be a zero-tolerance approach to any ASB.

“Do you want your child to have a criminal record? Do you want your child to be criminalised? Please speak to them about the potential consequences. We want our young people to enjoy their holidays, stay safe and behave in a social manner so the whole community can enjoy.”

The Neighbourhood Team is encouraging anybody with information to report this via the police website or phone 101 in a non-emergency.


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People are urged to phone 999 in an emergency or at the time the anti-social behaviour is taking place.

The appeal comes after persistent vandalism has again forced the early closure of public toilets in Falmouth.

Over the Easter weekend, ongoing vandalism culminated in all the locks on the cubicle doors in men’s toilets on Prince of Wales Pier being broken.

In a post on Facebook, Falmouth Town Council announced that, as a consequence, it would now be closing the toilets early at 5.30pm for the “foreseeable future” rather than 9pm.