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Teen pointed BB gun at staff in McDonalds in Friargate

Posted on - 1st June, 2023 - 8:53am | Author - | Posted in - Friargate, Preston City Centre, Preston News
McDonalds in Friargate Pic: Google

A teenager who pointed a BB gun at staff in a Preston city centre fast-food restaurant has been forced to apologise to staff.

Preston Police were called to McDonalds in Friargate after reports of anti-social behaviour being caused by a group of teenagers.

A young male was reported to have pointed a BB gun at staff in the McDonalds.

Read more: Preston restaurant tells of upturn in city centre anti-social behaviour

Police said they attended during Wednesday (31 May) and located the teenager, he was handcuffed and made to apologise to staff.

He was then taken home and ‘spoken to in front of his parents accordingly’.

A police spokesperson said: “Do you know where your children are when they are out and about? Are they carrying weapons?

“This is not acceptable and we are committed to targeting and disrupting those responsible by taking weapons off our streets. We would urge parents to try and keep an eye on their children and to try and know where they are, if you have any concerns about your children engaging in criminality then you can report it to us.”

Read more: Preston Police on how youth anti-social behaviour in city centre is being tackled

Officers were also then called to a knife-point robbery in the St George’s area of the city. Two men were detained in custody.

Anyone experiencing or witnessing anti-social behaviour is asked to call police on 101.

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