May 14, 2020 5.48 pm This story is over 49 months old

Thuggish behaviour and scraps on the rise in Market Rasen

Police have launched an investigation

Police are concerned about the rise of anti-social behaviour in Market Rasen after a number of young men and women were allegedly seen shouting, swearing and being abusive in the street.

Lincolnshire Police received a report of an incident around Market Place and King Street at around 4.30pm on Wednesday, May 13.

The young men and women were also being abusive to other people. Police are currently investigating an offence of affray in connection with the incident.

A social media post by Market Rasen Neighbourhood Watch claimed it was notified about an incident where a woman was screaming and “threatening to bite a lady and her dog”, but this has not been confirmed.

The post also said that one incident “allegedly involved a group of three people with knives”. However, police said they have no credible evidence that any weapons were carried by anyone involved.

Police have already spoken to a number of witnesses and are urging anyone else with information to contact them on 101 quoting incident 289 of May 13.

Inspector Gail Hurley, the local Policing Inspector, said:

“The local community in Market Rasen are experiencing a rise in anti-social behaviour which is unacceptable.

“We all need to be considerate to our neighbours and incidents such as the one on Wednesday are unacceptable and we will not tolerate this behaviour.

“If anyone has any information they should call us. Our local officers are on patrol and will be focussing their efforts on dealing and resolving unacceptable behaviour.”