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Residents hit out over bad behaviour in Inverness

By Louise Glen

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POLICE are urging the public to contact them with any concerns after reports about antisocial behaviour in the Inshes area of Inverness.

Outraged residents took to social media complaining about a group of between five and 10 youngsters, mostly boys, using bikes, scooters and skateboards, and shouting abuse at people including pensioners and other children.

Tracy Black (34) said the youngsters had scared her daughter so much she refused to go out to play.

She said: “The parents of these boys must know who they are. Everyone is talking about them. They are more than just a nuisance, they are terrorising people.

“There are lots of stories on social media about five boys on scooters and bikes around Inshes.

“People are asking if they are proud of the way their kids are behaving. One man said the kids were trying to knock him over, and another one said they had been ganging up on an old man.

“It is a real problem because no one seems to be able to do anything about it.

“There was even some talk that these kids were trying to hitch a lift on the back of a delivery lorry. Whoever it is needs to be very careful there is not a bad accident.”

A police spokesman said: “We would encourage anyone with concerns about antisocial behaviour to contact police on 101, or anonymous reports can be made to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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