Police Interview Youngsters Over Alleged Quay Damage

harbourmasters officePolice say they are no longer looking for anyone in connection with the alleged discharge of fire extinguishers at St Mary’s quay.

Officers have inspected harbour CCTV footage and four young people have been interviewed under caution with their parents present.

One of the youths was identified from distinctive fancy dress clothing worn during the New Year’s Eve incident.

Two of the young people, who voluntarily attended the police station, were local and two were visitors.

Sergeant Colin Taylor says he prioritised this investigation, as the harbourmaster’s decision to close the quay waiting room outside office hours would impact off-island travellers.

All four youngsters have been banned from the quay.

The Crown Prosecution Service will now decide whether criminal damage allegations will go to court.


3 Responses to Police Interview Youngsters Over Alleged Quay Damage

  1. Steve January 7, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Wow!! Someone is in hospital awaiting reconstructive surgery following an assault and the police are prioritising this incident where some kids played with fire extinguishers. ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!!

  2. Kay January 7, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    How can you ban them from the quay? Are you going to get some guards there to keep them at bay? No off island for them, and I feel sorry if they have to use the Scillonian. They’ll have to jump off and swim to Town Beach haha, all for a fire extinguisher. Hilarious. I wonder how the police would cope if something serious were to happen.

    • Mike B January 7, 2013 at 2:28 pm

      And there we have it from Kay. The classic “they’re only having fun” response and blaming the police for doing their job.

      I presume by ‘something serious’ you mean possibly a fire in the waiting room that couldn’t be put out because some immature idiots had sprayed the fire extinguishers everywhere and then dumped them in the harbour…