Residents report nuisance youths in Rotherham

A police hunt has been launched for a man who allegedly carried out an armed robbery at a Doncaster petrol station.
A police hunt has been launched for a man who allegedly carried out an armed robbery at a Doncaster petrol station.

Police officers are investigating reports of anti-social behaviour involving groups of youths gathering in the Herringthorpe area of Rotherham.

Residents in the Far Field Road area have complained about youths knocking on doors at unsociable hours.

On one occasion, a window was damaged after stones were thrown at a house on the street.

Police Community Support Officer Stephanie McIntyre, of South Yorkshire Police, said: “Myself and my colleagues regularly patrol this area to ensure that residents are kept safe and to provide a visible presence in the area.

“In recent weeks we’ve received a number of reports of youths gathering in Far Field Road, knocking on doors at unsociable hours, but also during the day.

“This kind of behaviour can be distressing for residents and I’d like to remind people that any form of anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated.

“Anyone who is identified as causing anti-social behaviour could ultimately risk being arrested and end up with a criminal conviction.

“I would also like to encourage anyone affected by anti-social behaviour to report incidents to us.”

Call South Yorkshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.