Warning after rocks thrown from Preston city centre car park

Posted on - 9th February, 2017 - 9:47am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston City Centre, Preston News
Market Hall car park
Market Hall car park

Police have issued a warning after reports of youths throwing rocks off the top of a car park in Preston.


Market Hall car park, which is next to the Ringway, saw Preston Police scrambled to respond after a ‘near miss’ incident.

A rock had been thrown into the walk way between the Ringway and Market Street during Wednesday (8 February) afternoon.

PCSO Stephen Connolly said: “On our arrival to the area a group of youths ran from the Outdoor Market, we did manage to stop two of these males with the assistance of CCTV. Unfortunately we weren’t able to prove that the two stopped had thrown anything off the car park.

“Needless to say I can’t reiterate just how reckless this behaviour is, it could easily cause damage, injury or worse!

“We also suspect that this is linked to several reports of damage inside a nearby block of flat recently. If you’re allowing your child into the City Centre in the evening times, think, do you know exactly what they’re up to?”

The police are now working with Preston City Council to try and secure the car park better and patrols will be stepped up.

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Market Hall car park is due to be demolished as part of the £50million revamp of the Markets area of the city centre.

Anyone with information on the incident can contact police on 101.

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