West Midlands Police are aware that there has been recent social media activity involving young persons, suggesting there will be pre planned gatherings and anti-social behaviour at certain sports retailer outlets in Sandwell. I wanted to reassure those receiving this message that the Police are aware of this issue and the intentions of a few. As a result, an appropriate policing response has been put in place at the relevant locations.
Any persons found or identified to be committing criminal acts or acting in an anti-social manner will be dealt with robustly, these matters are taken very seriously. Can I please encourage those that have any information regards to such planned activity to speak with teachers or Police by calling 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or online. Please also be reminded that fearless.org is a website that reports can also be made to anonymously.
Thanks for listening and your cooperation.
Inspector Colin Gallier, West Bromwich Police Station