More misery for residents as windows smashed on Runcorn Street as tires smashed

Centurion Row, Castlefields, Runcorn. (Runcorn Weekly News)

Police say increased patrols have continued on a Runcorn street that has reportedly been besieged by YOPS in recent months after concerns were raised about ongoing issues including windows on a house being smashed.

Residents of Centurion Row in Castle Fields, Runcorn, recently revealed that five cars and vans had smashed tires in the latest string of accidents from stone-throwing to someone’s head, to racial abuse, arson and children running with wallpaper scrapers. They’re trying to stab each other.”

In the latest wave of reported problems, Cheshire Police received a report of windows smashed in a house on Wednesday, April 27 and a video circulated on social media purporting to show someone hitting a parked car with some sort of execution.

When the force was initially contacted about street problems in early April, police said they were looking into deploying a mobile Stryker CCTV camera in the area.

However, that has yet to come to fruition, but a force spokesperson said it was still something officers were considering.

He said the car accident allegedly occurred at the Centurion Row intersection and the main road was not reported to police.

A tire crashed in early April. (Runcorn Weekly News)

In a statement released on April 28, he said: “On Wednesday, April 27, police were called to reports of criminal damage in the Castlefields area of ​​Runcorn.

The caller reported that windows were damaged at an address on Centurion Row.

“Investigations regarding the incident are ongoing and officers continue to conduct increased patrols in the area following ASB (Antisocial Behaviour) reports.

“At this point, no date has been set for the Stryker camera, but officers continue to explore this as an option.

File image of a Stryker CCTV mobile camera. (Runcorn Weekly News)

“Three children (ages 12, 13 and 14) who were arrested as part of the ongoing investigation into ASB in the retail park areas of Castlefields and Trident remain under investigation at this time.

They are due to return to the officers on Tuesday, May 3rd. “

The issue was also raised in a Halton Castle neighborhood news release published on April 30, which said district officers had “good relations” with most residents and action had been taken on the problems by the end of 2021.

She said there were concerns that “ASB may be on the rise again” and officers were aware of the existence of “screenshots” online despite no victim filing a report.

“There are current concerns that ASB may be on the rise again but the local officer(s) is verifying the information and providing multiple reassurances regarding any guesswork and speculation that has arisen. We are aware of the footage on Halton Homewatch but no official report has been called in by a victim .

In your area, I contacted several councilors for comment on the long-term ongoing problems.

Cllr Ellen Cargill, Halton Castle, PT, said she was “really sorry to hear about this unacceptable behaviour” and was “really surprised” residents had not contacted her but would raise the matter with a police community support officer in the area.

Cllr Martha Lloyd Jones, a member of the Community Safety Executive Board, said she was not aware of the problems yet but was “horrified” by the behavior and called Halton Borough Council’s Director of Community Safety and Chief Inspector Runcorn “to make sure they responded in this dangerous situation.”

“I expect urgent action to be taken,” she added.

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