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Police appeal to stop kids kicking street lights in Forres

By Staff Reporter

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POLICE are appealing to a gang of youths to stop playing with street lights.

Forres Community Council discussed an issue around Califer and Drumine Road with youngsters kicking lampposts to turn them off, casting the streets in darkness until Moray Council can reset them for the following night.

A local authority spokeswoman said: "Our street-lighting teams have been on multiple call-outs at Califer and Drumine Road areas due to continued vandalism. This information has been passed to Police Scotland."

Forres police inspector Keli McPhail confirmed officers have received the names of children thought to be involved.

She said: "A small number are spoiling it for everyone else. We have been spoken with parents however it cannot be confirmed whether they were responsible. The street lights help create a safer environment and allow youths to hang about or play – without them they would be in darkness."

She added: "Due to the number of occurrences the council will no longer attend out of hours to reset the lights. They are currently investigating whether they can reset after a shorter period. If anyone knows who is responsible then please contact me at the Forres Police office."

Call 101 or 0800 555 111 to talk to the police, anonymously if preferred.

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