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Anti-social behaviour in the Deepings and Bourne coincides with full moon on 'Friday 13th'




A spate of rowdy behaviour took place during the full moon on Friday last week (September 13).

Although a combination of the lunar phase plus the 'Friday 13th' date may not have actually caused the bad behaviour, police were taken aback by the number of calls received.

Rachel Blackwell, Community Policing Inspector for Stamford Bourne and the Deepings said they had received a significant increase, particularly in the Deepings area.

Inspector Rachel Blackwell
Inspector Rachel Blackwell

The first was at 9.30pm when a resident called to report youths gathering on mopeds, smoking 'weed' and causing a disturbance outside the Manor House Court sheltered and retirement housing complex in Deeping St James.

At 10.40pm about 20 youths were reported to be playing football in Burchnall Close in Deeping St James, narrowly missing cars with the ball. One youth also stepped out in front of a car that was travelling in the area.

At 11.05pm a group of youths was reported to be on mopeds at Deeping Skate Park off Linchfield Road, although when police attended, the bikes were not being used in the skate park and the youths were eating take-away food.

At 12.50am on Saturday, a group of youths were reported to be at Foxgloves in Deeping St James where they appeared to throw eggs at a car and kicked off a wing mirror.

The glass of the wing mirror fell out, but was not broken and could be reattached by its owner.

Finally, in Bourne at 9.30pm on the Friday, a group of youngsters was reported to police for causing a nuisance by knocking on the doors of older residents and running off.

Insp Blackwell said that the number of youths causing a nuisance in the Deepings had reduced over the past few weeks since the police had stepped up patrols, and that the Friday 13 incidents were relatively unusual.

To report a non-urgent crime call 101. For emergencies, call 999.

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