Police condemn snowball pelting

A POLICE officer has described anti-social behaviour in Long Buckby as ‘mindless aggression’ following an alleged snowball attack in the village last week.

One person has been arrested and released on bail following an incident on Monday, January 14 in which tightly packed snowballs were thrown at village residents, at a school bus and its pupils as well as at houses.

Sergeant Paul Valentine from the Daventry Rural Safer Community Team condemned the actions of those said to have targeted houses and people between the hours of 4pm and 7pm.

He said: “It seems that every time it snows in the village youngsters think it is fun to pelt school buses and children with snow balls.

“Three homes were targeted with snow balls on Monday evening and in some cases minor damage was caused to people’s homes. People had snowballs thrown at them when they didn’t want that and were hurled with abuse when they asked the group to stop.

“I want to send out a positive message that this behaviour will not be tolerated. We have a list of people to speak to and we are looking to make more arrests.”

Police are appealing for witnesses or to anyone who was targetted in the village to come forward.

They are currently looking for between five and 12 17 to 20 year-olds who were throwing the snow balls in market place, Long Buckby.

Anyone with information should call police on 101 and can contact PC Valentine in confidence.