Posted: Mon 7th Mar 2016

Caerphilly Sergeant warns of the dangers of climbing scaffolding and onto roof tops

This article is old - Published: Monday, Mar 7th, 2016

Caerphilly Sergeant, Sarah Greening is asking parents to speak to their children to warn them about the dangers and possible consequences of climbing scaffolding and onto roofs of buildings following several reports of this in recent weeks in the Caerphilly town centre. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Incidents have taken place on commercial premises in the town, including: Sports Direct and HSBC bank. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Sergeant Greening explains: “This activity is presenting a great danger and risk to those taking part and I would strongly advise against anyone doing anything similar. There is a possibility that these young people may be seeking a quick adrenaline rush by partaking in free running, however, now this has been brought to our attention, we will be making further enquiries into offences being committed here, including anti-social behaviour and criminal damage.. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

We are not out to spoil people’s fun. We understand free running is a hobby that has recently become very popular, but we are thinking of the safety of those involved.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

CSO Matt Pearse adds: “We don’t want to discourage young people from taking part in Free-running because we want to promote physical activity. However, there are various places where free-running can take place in a safe environment… ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

On the 10th April from 6pm to 8pm at Caerphilly Leisure Centre, Gwent Police working in partnership with Fluidity Freerun, is hosting a FREE taster session where we will be signposting young people to Free-Running clubs in the South Wales area. Hopefully we’ll see a good turnout, please spread the word.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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