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I am so angry. Last night at approximately 10:40pm my dad was driving past the park in Firth Park. As he was doing so, a bunch of youths started throwing rocks/bricks at his car. He pulled over and chased 3 of them. During that time some others started kicking in one of the car doors. He came back to the house and reported it to the police who said someone was en route, after we heard from a neighbour that this had been happening all night and someone had already had a minor crash. On looking at the car, the damage isn't too bad but is enough that it will cost more than he can afford to replace. The rear passenger side door has a large dent in it, and the windows on that side are badly chipped but not put through.

 

Stupidly, my dad returned to the park to see if they did it to anyone else, after he heard that they were still hanging around and bragging about what they had been doing. As my brother followed, he witnessed the group of young lads start throwing bricks at my dad. Luckily he was not hurt, but he easily could have been.

 

My dad called the police again but they said something else had come up and they were now coming out. They thought they had caught 3 of them, but as my dad could only give a brief description because it was dark they let them go. If he had seen them again he is confident he would recognise them. He was then told that officers may not be at our house until the next day.

 

My dad doesn't live with us and is on medication so could not stay any longer. Then just after midnight the police turned up.

 

I know Firth Park isn't the best area, but it usually isn't this bad. The fun fair started up yesterday, and as like previous years has attracted trouble. The fair itself is fine and so are the people running it, but because it brings in a large number of people trouble always seems to increase. Last year there was a noticeable police presence and there wasn't as much trouble, but we saw no evidence of police yesterday. The fair is going to be here for another 9 days so I really hope the police start to monitor it. Someone could have been really hurt yesterday...

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Good on your Dad for having a go.

 

I have taken my kids to that park plenty of times, and have always been impressed at its excellent condition. The community center has excellent cctv, very powerful. It might have caught the kids on it.

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I was at the fair from 5pm until around 6.30 last night as a friend of mine operates the fair and there was 2 policemen walking around. Also the fair employs its own security and is fenced off to deter troublemakers.

Unfortunalty gangs of different nationalaties have always clashed at the fair which has been coming to Firth park for over 25 years and I know some of the fairground people always feel uneasy about this.

In past years the police cctv van has visited some days, so guess it will be back.

Most people who visit the fair are just going for a fun day out, it is a pity a few try to spoil it.

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I am so angry. Last night at approximately 10:40pm my dad was driving past the park in Firth Park. As he was doing so, a bunch of youths started throwing rocks/bricks at his car. He pulled over and chased 3 of them. During that time some others started kicking in one of the car doors. He came back to the house and reported it to the police who said someone was en route, after we heard from a neighbour that this had been happening all night and someone had already had a minor crash. On looking at the car, the damage isn't too bad but is enough that it will cost more than he can afford to replace. The rear passenger side door has a large dent in it, and the windows on that side are badly chipped but not put through.

 

Stupidly, my dad returned to the park to see if they did it to anyone else, after he heard that they were still hanging around and bragging about what they had been doing. As my brother followed, he witnessed the group of young lads start throwing bricks at my dad. Luckily he was not hurt, but he easily could have been.

 

My dad called the police again but they said something else had come up and they were now coming out. They thought they had caught 3 of them, but as my dad could only give a brief description because it was dark they let them go. If he had seen them again he is confident he would recognise them. He was then told that officers may not be at our house until the next day.

 

My dad doesn't live with us and is on medication so could not stay any longer. Then just after midnight the police turned up.

 

I know Firth Park isn't the best area, but it usually isn't this bad. The fun fair started up yesterday, and as like previous years has attracted trouble. The fair itself is fine and so are the people running it, but because it brings in a large number of people trouble always seems to increase. Last year there was a noticeable police presence and there wasn't as much trouble, but we saw no evidence of police yesterday. The fair is going to be here for another 9 days so I really hope the police start to monitor it. Someone could have been really hurt yesterday...

 

Thats awful I hope the police get the scroats that did it. Your dads a legend.

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I was at the fair from 5pm until around 6.30 last night as a friend of mine operates the fair and there was 2 policemen walking around. Also the fair employs its own security and is fenced off to deter troublemakers.

Unfortunalty gangs of different nationalaties have always clashed at the fair which has been coming to Firth park for over 25 years and I know some of the fairground people always feel uneasy about this.

In past years the police cctv van has visited some days, so guess it will be back.

Most people who visit the fair are just going for a fun day out, it is a pity a few try to spoil it.

 

Yeah my dad spoke to the police yesterday and they said they would try to increase police presence, but they aren't sure how long they will be able to do it for as they are understaffed.

 

It's good that the fair has its own security :) I know that they don't want the trouble happening either. Like you said though, it brings people together that wouldn't normally be there and thats when the trouble starts.

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great to have a thread that is quite positive about the fair as escort says the showman who runs the fair has security fencing and his own security and one year i went to the fair and it was narrowed to stop people running . the problem is that over here in the uk fairs are seemed by some idiots to have fights and ruin families days out in Germany and Holland there seen as something to enjoyed by everyone and dont get much trouble.

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