Youths hurl snowballs at motorists and pedestrians
from scout hut roof
9th January 2010 By Peter Chapman
snow has fallen, it's a chance for the youth's
of Burgess Hill to show how they can behave
responsibly whilst still having fun. Sadly
on Thursday afternoon, a group of nine boys
idea of having fun was to climb the scout
hut in Royal George Road and proceed to hurl
snowballs at cars and pedestrians. This snow
was nearly 40 hours old and was no longer
in it's soft powdery state. In such bitterly
cold weather, it doesn't take much to crack
a windscreen, and i'm sure we all know how
much it hurts to be hit in the face with an
Due to my freezing wet feet, and need for
a drink for the Weald pub, I couldn't be bothered
to spend 5 minutes to go up close and take
pictures of the young people, I would gladly
have passed such pictures onto the police
and the local secondary schools.
outrageous that they should be throwing snow
at cars and people, let alone the fact that
they have a total disregard for their own
personal safety. The parents of these kids
are probably the sort that would sue the owners
of the scout hut for not making the perimeter
of the building secure enough to keep people
out if one of these young people had fallen
through the roof.
It is possible that some damage has been done
to the roof but it won't be discovered until
the snow has cleared, i'm sure it's not designed
to hold 9 people all at once.
When the youths finally made their way down
from the scout hut, the made their way up
towards London road and proceeded to throw
a snowball at a gentleman on a bicycle.
Another blot on the reputation of young people.
Well done lads.
The following is a very
brief peice of video footage showing these
youths on the roof of the scout hut.
any of you readers witnessed any anti-social
behaviour by young people in the snowy conditions?
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