As residents are aware, we have suffered from repeated anti-social behaviour and vandalism in the town, which has caused huge upset and significant damage to property over a period of time.
Yesterday, the Police issued a press release advising that two youths from Malmesbury have been summoned to Swindon Court on 20th December 2022 on a variety of charges. The press release can be read in full here https://www.wiltshire.police.uk/news/wiltshire/news/2022/november-2022/two-teenagers-summoned-to-court-following-multiple-incidents-in-malmesbury/
Sgt. Jamie Ball commented:
“There have been a number of incidents in the town this year which have caused concern amongst local residents and understandably so. It is really important that residents feel safe and I would like to reassure them that we take all reports seriously and we are working hard to target the small group of individuals who appear intent on committing crime in the town.
“I have previously spoken of the importance to work with the young people in our towns to educate and offer our support to rehabilitate in order to prevent further offences. However, it is important that those who persistently offend are put before the courts so they can be sentenced for their actions."
These comments explain the situation very well and please remember that the Police advise it is a small group of individuals who are involved. The vast majority of young people in Malmesbury are respectful and kind.
Please be assured that Malmesbury Town Council and I, as Mayor, will continue to support the Police and agencies to take the appropriate actions needed to stop these incidents. This includes an approach of support, mentorship and rehabilitation, but if necessary, there will be due process and resulting consequences, as has happened here.
Cllr Kim Power – MAYOR OF MALMESBURY