Intimidating incidents in Lincoln’s car parks
Several intimidating incidents have been reported to have occurred in car parks across Lincoln.
These include men with their trousers down, youths leaping between rooftops and people spitting and throwing items from the roof.
Last month, Lincolnshire Police were on the search for two teenage boys who are alleged to have thrown a metal shopping trolley over the edge of a multi-story car park in a “dangerous act of criminal damage.”
According to a report by the Local Democracy Reporting Service, some 706 incidents took place across the facilities between January and December last year.
211 incidents occurred between January and 15 July this year.
Councillors say that antisocial behaviour issues have “manifested across the city centre and have become a recurring problem, particularly within our multi-storey car parks”.
City of Lincoln’s Police Scrutiny Committee are due to examine plans for a Public Space Protection Order aimed at giving the council and its officers further tools to tackle antisocial behaviour in the city’s car parks.