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'I'm sick of kids terrorising me'

Rose City Shoppingworld manager Jason Gard.
Rose City Shoppingworld manager Jason Gard. Kerri Burns-Taylor

DURING the past two years, one Warwick man has been relentlessly abused, spat at and terrorised by a group of "punks" who loiter outside the shopping centre.

The man, who asked not to be named, said something had to be done to stop the degrading attacks by the young offenders.

"I have lived in Warwick for two and a half years now and ever since I get followed and verbally abused by youths who roam the shopping centre area," he said.

"I won't mention the names I am called because they are just too degrading.

"I have been spat at and have had rubbish thrown at me, but I am not a violent person so I just ignore them and walk away.

"But they just won't stop - it's ongoing."

The man said things had reached the point where he felt the police needed to be involved.

"Police were contacted about a month ago when my sister was with me because they spat on her," he said.

"I'm not scared, but it's not nice to be degraded in public."

The man said the youths who target him don't know him, but he believed they "get a kick" out of harassing him and others.

Rose City Shoppingworld manager Jason Gard said he worked closely with police to ensure such offenders were banned from the facilities. However, some would continue to loiter outside.

"We want to have the best possible environment for our customers, including at our entrance, and if people let us or the police know, we can deal with it," he said.

Topics:  kids shopping centre youths



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