Grafham cars and houses pelted with apples by fruit-throwing youths

PLAIN clothed police patrols have been deployed in Grafham in a bid to catch youngsters who have been intimidating residents. Homes and cars were pelted with apples – part of a fruit-throwing fad that has been plaguing the village for eight weeks. James S

PLAIN clothed police patrols have been deployed in Grafham in a bid to catch youngsters who have been intimidating residents.

Homes and cars were pelted with apples - part of a fruit-throwing fad that has been plaguing the village for eight weeks.

James Snell, Grafham's neighbourhood watch co-ordinator said the fruit-flinging attacks had left residents feeling "intimidated and distressed".

He said: "A considerable number of residents feel concerned by what is happening. and neighbourhood watch members have been asked to keep a look out for these youths.


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"These instances are clearly not acceptable and we are asking police to take action against those concerned."

Residents also reported that youths had been shining a laser torch into the windows of homes that back on to the play area in Haycraft Close.

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When residents had gone outside to confront them, the culprits had thrown apples at their houses and cars.

Mr Snell said: "Police are taking our concerns very seriously and realise this needs to be stamped out straight away.

"Parents should be aware that, if these youths are identified, it may well lead to further action being taken and this could result in ASBOs being issued."

INFORMATION: Anyone with information should contact PCSO Gemma Clark of the Huntingdon and District Neighbourhood Policing Team on 0345 4564564.

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