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Kids doing community work for throwing items from bridge in Thamesdown Drive

Swindon Advertiser: Youngsters make amends for throwing items off bridge Youngsters make amends for throwing items off bridge

A NUMBER of children who were caught throwing items from one of the bridges over Thamesdown Drive spent time working in the community at the weekend to make amends for their behaviour.

The Neighbourhood Policing Team responded to a call from a member of the public who had seen a small group of youngsters throwing moss, sticks, an egg and a plaster barrier from road works off the pedestrian bridge which links Abbeymeads and St Andrews Ridge. No vehicles were hit by the falling objects and no drivers were affected.

A police spokesman said: “The children are now aware of how dangerous their behaviour was, and the potential consequences of their actions.

“They have apologised and given up their free time to carry out litter picking duties around the footpaths and green spaces as part of a local resolution.”

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6:57pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Mushymushy says...

It's a shame the police do not name and shame them as we'll.
I walk that bridge quite often and still scattered in the bushes are the the left overs from work that has been previously done, namely large red barriers,why are they not being cleared away by the workmen at the time or the council,this type waste being left is just given theses young thugs the ammunition they need for these types of crimes.Today it's road bridges tomorrow it could be railway bridges and the outcome might be a lot more serious.lets get tougher and let's keep our open spaces clear of detritus.
It's a shame the police do not name and shame them as we'll. I walk that bridge quite often and still scattered in the bushes are the the left overs from work that has been previously done, namely large red barriers,why are they not being cleared away by the workmen at the time or the council,this type waste being left is just given theses young thugs the ammunition they need for these types of crimes.Today it's road bridges tomorrow it could be railway bridges and the outcome might be a lot more serious.lets get tougher and let's keep our open spaces clear of detritus. Mushymushy
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7:09pm Mon 12 Nov 12

salt and vinegar says...

They could have caused a serious accident and even killed someone, so I suppose it is only right that they were made to do a bit of litter picking, (GREAT).
They could have caused a serious accident and even killed someone, so I suppose it is only right that they were made to do a bit of litter picking, (GREAT). salt and vinegar
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8:13pm Mon 12 Nov 12

LordAshOfTheBrake says...

I wonder what age these kids were?

Perhaps the parents should have been made to perform the community service as well.
I wonder what age these kids were? Perhaps the parents should have been made to perform the community service as well. LordAshOfTheBrake
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5:05am Tue 13 Nov 12

gambon says...

a bit of litter picking won:t put these children off they need hard labour i bet it was a token half an hour they did not really a punishment
a bit of litter picking won:t put these children off they need hard labour i bet it was a token half an hour they did not really a punishment gambon
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5:05am Tue 13 Nov 12

gambon says...

a bit of litter picking won:t put these children off they need hard labour i bet it was a token half an hour they did not really a punishment
a bit of litter picking won:t put these children off they need hard labour i bet it was a token half an hour they did not really a punishment gambon
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8:32am Tue 13 Nov 12

I 2 Could B says...


“The children are now aware of how dangerous their behaviour was, and the potential consequences of their actions."

Yep, they certainly do now know what the consequeces to their actions are... a bit of litter picking.

Welcome to the new criminals of the future - unconcerned about the police and laughing at the adults' idea of 'punishment'.

Still, they'll keep the police in a job I suppose.
[quote] “The children are now aware of how dangerous their behaviour was, and the potential consequences of their actions." [/quote] Yep, they certainly do now know what the consequeces to their actions are... a bit of litter picking. [p] Welcome to the new criminals of the future - unconcerned about the police and laughing at the adults' idea of 'punishment'. [p] Still, they'll keep the police in a job I suppose. I 2 Could B
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10:26am Tue 13 Nov 12

Davey Gravey says...

Unless you lot know the individuals concerned your comments are stupid. I'm guessing they were young kids and hopefully have learned their lessons. Hopefully anyway.
Unless you lot know the individuals concerned your comments are stupid. I'm guessing they were young kids and hopefully have learned their lessons. Hopefully anyway. Davey Gravey
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11:42am Tue 13 Nov 12

I 2 Could B says...

Davey Gravey wrote:
Unless you lot know the individuals concerned your comments are stupid. I'm guessing they were young kids and hopefully have learned their lessons. Hopefully anyway.
'Hopefully anyway'

Yeah, I mean, who cares if they do it again?

Jesus wept.

And what the **** has 'knowing the individuals concerned' got to do with anything? Do you know them? Obviously not, given that you 'guess' who they were.

Still, you keep remaining 'hopeful' that they won't chuck a plaster barrier off a bridge whilst you're driving under it next time.
[quote][p][bold]Davey Gravey[/bold] wrote: Unless you lot know the individuals concerned your comments are stupid. I'm guessing they were young kids and hopefully have learned their lessons. Hopefully anyway.[/p][/quote]'Hopefully anyway' [p] Yeah, I mean, who cares if they do it again? [p] Jesus wept. [p] And what the **** has 'knowing the individuals concerned' got to do with anything? Do you know them? Obviously not, given that you 'guess' who they were. [p] Still, you keep remaining 'hopeful' that they won't chuck a plaster barrier off a bridge whilst you're driving under it next time. I 2 Could B
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