A police car and other vehicles were targeted by unruly teenagers who used Halloween as an excuse to carry on like morons.
Tweed/Byron police have said they had to respond to to numerous incidents of anti-socal behaviour overnight, from Bogangar to Suffolk Park.
About 5.30pm, officers attended Ti Tree Avenue at Bogangar following reports that teenagers in Halloween costumes were throwing bottles, eggs, water balloons and chocolate at passing traffic on Ti Tree Avenue at Bogangar.
Upon arrival the officers observed a large amount of eggs and debris on the road and three males were observed to throw bottles at a vehicle.
The officers followed the males into a nearby alley where approximately 60 teenagers were observed who fled from the police.
The officers returned to speak to a motorist on Ti Tree Avenue whose vehicle had been struck with projectiles when the police car was struck with bottles. The offenders fled from police who remained in the area for several hours to disperse the unruly crowd.
In other incidents a bus travelling on Overall Drive at Pottsville was struck by a projectile and had its windscreen cracked but fortunately no one was injured during the incident.
Police also received reports of a large group of 150 youths in Suffolk Park throwing balloons and eggs at passing motorists.
Inspector Bobbie Cullen from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command said officers were disappointed that they had to be diverted from other duties to deal with these incidents.
‘Unfortunately due to the anti-social actions of these youths police resources had to be diverted from other duties.
‘Throwing projectiles of any kind at passing motorists could have resulted in serious injury or damage.
‘Other groups of supervised children were also inconvenienced by this potentially dangerous behaviour. These parents and carers were vigilant and looked after the welfare of their children.
‘I urge these individuals to use some common sense by refraining from behaviour that puts others welfare at risk and for parents to take responsibility for their children,’ Inspector Cullen said.