Magee praises efforts of youth workers in quelling New Lodge incidents
Sinn Féin Councillor JJ Magee has praised the efforts of youth outreach workers in the New Lodge area who worked to quell incidents of anti-social behaviour involving a small number of local youths.
JJ Magee said:
“A number of youths, some as young as 14 years of age engaged in anti-social activity, burning bins, vandalising property and throwing stones at the PSNI at the bottom of Victoria Parade in the New Lodge.
“The Fire Service was also called to the area. This call-out diverts a vital emergency service away from its primary role and could put others at serious risk.
“I want to praise the efforts of youth outreach workers who worked with the young people in an effort to quell the trouble and the area is now quiet.
“There are local children being put at serious risk by the actions of a small and unrepresentative minority and I appeal to parents and community leaders to do all in their power to prevent any further incidents of this behaviour.”