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Yeadon traders set to take action on vandalism
A couple who run a guesthouse are planning a meeting with local traders to discuss problems of vandalism and anti-social behaviour.
Julie Cecere and Harvey Brayshaw say they have been plagued with problems from youths causing damage and mayhem around their premises in Ivegate, Yeadon.
Now they are planning to call a meeting with other local businesspeople to discuss ways of tackling the problem.
The couple say a gang of youths have been causing havoc around Yeadon over the last two months, and had recently broken a window at their property by throwing snowballs with stones inside.
They say they have previously had security cameras and windows broken and that they are not the only ones to suffer from the problems, with many other businesses being targeted.
The couple say the problems seem to be getting out of control and they are hoping to arrange a meeting with other local businesses.
The couple accused the police of not being interested, and said they had approached Otley and Yeadon councillor Ryk Downes about the issue.
Coun Downes said: “Anti-social behaviour is unacceptable anywhere anytime and needs to be stamped out.”
Inspector Richard Coldwell said seven harassment warnings had been issued to seven local youths since the latest complaints about snowballs being thrown during the recent bad weather.
He said police had offered to sit down with local residents and with Coun Downes to discuss ways of tackling the problem.