Police Sergeant Disgusted With Attitude Of Partygoers

Young people who held an unauthorised party in the Garrison football hut last Sunday have been branded as “disgusting” by our Islands’ Police Sergeant after they refused to clean up the mess they made.

Sergeant Colin Taylor says the group spilt beer on the school kids’ football kit, and left litter in and around the building, which means they won’t be able to use the changing facilities this weekend.

Officers were called out to the party around midnight following complaints of noise and nuisance.

There were concerns that electricity was being extracted from the football hut, which is an offence.

Colin says most of the group, made up of both locals and seasonal workers, have been traced and were told to clear up their mess, but they’ve refused.

From Radio Scilly

Hear Sgt Colin Taylor on this week’s Island Beat

Colin told us “these people do not have a community spirit, they’re immature and don’t take responsibility for their actions. They should hang their heads in shame.”

He says they’ve ruined the fun for the islands’ children this weekend.

And Colin says this is the first time he has encountered this attitude on Scilly. In previous situations, the people responsible for parties have always returned to clean up if requested.

Colin says the Police are not here to stop people from enjoying themselves but have to deal with issues that affect other people, such as this.


7 Responses to Police Sergeant Disgusted With Attitude Of Partygoers

  1. rob April 23, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    I have to say that I think that this whole issue has been blown out of proportion. The way i understand it is that these kids were having a few beers and being too loud in the Garrison football changing rooms. I could see a problem if they had caused actual damage to the shed (broke seats, doors, toilets etc) but the fact that only a bit of beer was spilt (which is easily washed) and litter was left behind, makes me think that this is a big fuss over not a lot. To add to that, i don’t think that there is even an electricity output up in the football shed.

    Now i understand that people who live up on the Garrison who may have been kept awake by the noise have a reason to be annoyed. And the lads who play football up there on a weekend. But i don’t think “naming and shaming them” is the best idea that anybody has come up with. And to be quite honest, i don’t thing that i have heard anything so ridiculous as “Can these louts not be charged with an offence and hauled before a magistrate’s court? Several hours of community service is surely in order.” Whoever thinks that this is serious enough to go to court is delusional.

    This is not the first time anything like this has happened on the Islands, and it will not be the last i can assure you. Just a few local and non local kids making friends and having a bit of fun after hours. I think its just another case of the local police making work for themselves, as they seem to like doing this!

  2. Duncan M April 23, 2012 at 12:29 am

    Also i have one more thing to add, criminal damage for spilling a bit of beer on a top? i spilt water down myself earlier, thats the same thing, should i get prosicuted for criminal damage on myself? honestly some people in scilly need to get a grip!

  3. David April 22, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    Criminal offence because beer was spilt on some old football kit?! Get a bloody grip, no one has been Hurt or died god dam it! Yeah ok fair enough it’s bad they didn’t go back and clean it but worse things happen and no magistrates court appearance happens!!!!!!!!

  4. Jackie April 20, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    If beer has been spilt on the football kit, than a criminal offence of damage has been committed, the law states that the offence is complete if a person been reckless as to whether such damage is caused. By all means give the offenders the chance to clean the mess up under restorative justice, but if they refuse then they have to be dealt with for the substantive offence via the criminal justice process.

  5. sue April 20, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    I think you should name them and shame them!

  6. Phil April 20, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    Can these louts not be charged with an offence and hauled before a magistrate’s court?
    Several hours of community service is surely in order.

    • Duncan M April 23, 2012 at 12:32 am

      honestly pal, go spent a week in the ghetto and then call these kids louts they get told off for been in the park, the beach, the shelter, the skate park, buzzer tower, where else can they go if people are going to complain at every little thing your allowing things like that to happen, jeez go worry about some actually worth worrying about!