Partying teenagers leave trail of destruction

Bottles and broken glass left in Granadilla Park, Duncraig. Picture: Facebook
Bottles and broken glass left in Granadilla Park, Duncraig. Picture: Facebook

PARTYING teenagers have left broken glass strewn through a Duncraig park overnight amid reports of youth “muggings”.

Residents fed up with the anti-social behaviour posted on Facebook group Neighbourhood Chat Duncraig South/Carine warning this morning of the glass and last night of the ‘muggings’.

“Whoever’s having a teenage house party near Poynter Drive – people turning up to your house are being mugged by a group of kids outside and having their personal items taken off them,” one resident wrote last night.

“Have just had random teenage boy knock on my door needing to call his mum, as his phone, shoes and jacket had been stolen.”

Another post warned residents to mind their children and dogs around the broken glass.

“Everyone please be extra careful when at Granadilla Park with your children and dogs over the next few days,” the resident wrote.

“That lovely group of teenagers who were partying at the park last night have thrown their bottles throughout the park and smashed bottles also. There are large pieces of glass scattered throughout the park.

“I have tried to pick up as many bottles and pieces of glass as possible (more than shown in the photo) but there is just too much for one person to do. Stay safe.”

A police spokesman said a patrol was sent out to the area after call from a resident at 9.12pm about a disturbance and “people yelling and swearing” around Poynter Drive and Cumnock Place.

He said the teenagers must have cleared out as patrolling police had not seen anything. There were no reports to police of “stealing or robberies”.

The Duncraig park clean-up.

Another resident thanked the person cleaning the park and told how her husband had come across glass a few weeks earlier.

“Thanks for the post and the clear up,” the resident wrote.

“My husband swept up some similar broken bottles a few weeks ago on a Sunday morning

“I reported it to the ranger and they said they would do more weekend patrols to try and reduce anti-social behaviour.

“However maybe that was just for Saturdays.I will email them again, though it would be great if others could do the same.”