We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see ourPrivacy Noticefor details of your data protection rightsCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA gang of teenagers have been branded an “embarrassment” following an incident that saw them being “abusive” towards police yesterday. Officers were called to KFC on Pool Street, Caernarfon…
A gang of teenagers have been branded an “embarrassment” following an incident that saw them being “abusive” towards police yesterday.
Officers were called to KFC on Pool Street, Caernarfon at around 8.30pm Saturday night after youths were reported to be causing trouble inside.
The teens then spilled onto the nearby Maes after being asked to leave the venue – where they continued to behave badly.
In footage caught by one passer by, one youth can be seen running towards a police car parked outside KFC and kicking it with such force he fell to the floor.
It is alleged other teens who fled from the scene then tipped a large recycling bin in front of officers in a bid to get away.
A witness told how others became “abusive by shouting and laughing and pulling middles fingers” at police.
Speaking to North Wales Live, they said: “We saw police turn up outside KFC and they went inside. Then another police car pulled up before a police van straight after.
“All the kids were hanging around the fountain and then two young lads started running towards the car and kicking it – one after the other.
“They did it about three or four times but I only managed to get a small clip.
“The police then came out after seeing what they were doing and sent them from there.
“The kids ran to the other side of Y Maes and then tipped over a big red recycling bin in front the the police to stop them going after them.
“Shortly after I saw a young lad in a red coat being arrested and then started getting abusive and tried to get away from the police.
“They restrained him and put him in handcuffs. I’ve been told he was approximately 13-years-old.
“After that the police tried to make them all leave the Maes but the kids were getting abusive by shouting and laughing and pulling middles fingers at them.
“For a short period it was a bit out of control but they soon had control and then the kids finally left.”
They added: “I was disgusting behaviour. The lack of respect from those young teenagers was embarrassing.
“We see them behaving like this all the time. They have no respect for the police or the public around Caernarfon and they think they can do as they wish.
“The language they were using was horrific for kids their age. I would be so ashamed if my children behaved like that.
“We would never have got away with behaving like that at their age. It’s embarrassing for Caernarfon.”
As a result of the incident, KFC say no youths will be allowed inside the branch unless they are accompanied by an adult.
North Wales Police are also urging parents to ensure they know where their children are to prevent further incidents.