North East UK news Up to 100 teens caught inhaling laughing gas and drinking alcohol at park MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - Young people have been gathering at the country park in Benton, North Tyneside, in large numbers over recent weeks, drinking alcohol and ignoring social distancing rules

North East UK news Up to 100 teens caught inhaling laughing gas and drinking alcohol at park MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - Young people have been gathering at the country park in Benton, North Tyneside, in large numbers over recent weeks, drinking alcohol and ignoring social distancing rules

North East UK news  Up to 100 teens caught inhaling laughing gas and drinking alcohol at park MetiNews.Com
30 June 2020 - 09:16

Breaking News ! Groups of up to 100 teenagers have been gathering at a country park, drinking alcohol and inhaling nitrous oxide, as the region tries to recover from the coronavirus crisis. Over the past few weeks, young people have been congregating in and around the Rising Sun Country Park, which lies between Benton and Wallsend, in North Tyneside, causing disorder. Police and council officials have received reports of between 60 and 100 youngsters getting together at the site, at times even more. They say that many of these teenagers are not socially distancing. In recent weeks, officers have been recovering large quantities of alcohol from the area and have been taking drunk youngsters home. There have also been reports of the young people inhaling nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas. Both police and council officers are now carrying out patrols to stop these incidents. Insp Mark Storey, of Northumbria Police, said: "We are aware of concerns around anti-social behaviour at the Rising Sun Country Park in Wallsend and are working with partners to address concerns. "The majority of people in the Wallsend community are respectful, however a small minority are taking part in disorder, with a number of those involved already being spoken to. "Officers will be visiting the area on their daily patrols and personal responsibility is now key when it comes to social distancing in order to help protect us all from the spread of coronavirus and ultimately to save lives.

." North Tyneside Council is warning young people of the dangers of nitrous oxide. Carole Burdis, cabinet member for community safety, said: "Over the last two weekends, our community protection team has been involved in a massive operation to tackle disorder involving over 60 young people at the Rising Sun Country Park. "As well as disruptive behaviour and lack of social distancing, we are increasingly concerned about the recreational use of nitrous oxide canisters. Read More Related Articles More than 450 people fined across the North East for lockdown rule breaking Read More Related Articles Police break up Jesmond lockdown party of 300 people as part of crackdown on anti-social behaviour "This is a dangerous substance, which when inhaled can cause heart problems, unconsciousness, and even death through suffocation, but many young people are unaware of the wider health risks. "We would appeal to parents to please be mindful of where their children are and what they're getting up to. The council is concerned about their welfare, as much as dealing with the problems they are causing. "We are putting together an information leaflet to hand out to parents and young people warning about the dangers or nitrous oxide. Young people should seek medical attention if they or their friends experience negative side effects from using it."

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North East UK news Up to 100 teens caught inhaling laughing gas and drinking alcohol at park MetiNews.Com


North East UK news Up to 100 teens caught inhaling laughing gas and drinking alcohol at park MetiNews.Com


North East UK news Up to 100 teens caught inhaling laughing gas and drinking alcohol at park MetiNews.Com


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