Recently a video has been circulating showing a boy hanging on to the rear of a bus as it travelled through Leigh.
Yesterday (3rd, October), police arrested a 14-year-old boy in relation to that incident.
He was also arrested for numerous other offences linked to recent anti-social behaviour in and around Leigh Town centre, including Criminal Damage, Racially Aggravated Public Order offences and Harassment.
He has subsequently been released on police bail whilst the investigation continues.
Inspector Smith of GMP Leigh said:
“We’ve received an increase in reports of anti-social behaviour in Leigh Town Centre involving young people during the last few months.
“We’ve been increasing our patrols as part of Operation Bluefin, the joint operation between Greater Manchester Police and Wigan Council to tackle the issue.
“We’re successfully identifying young people causing problems and taking positive action, ranging from warning letters to parents, home visits by officers, and where criminal offences are being committed, arrests are being made.
“If your children are out and about in the afternoons and evenings please do consider where they are, and whether they’re tagging along with others who are committing criminal offences.
“It’s clear from reports we’re receiving and CCTV we’re viewing that a large number of young people are doing just that. Many are putting themselves at risk by climbing on to roofs, entering derelict buildings and, Olympic dreams aside, doing other dangerous activities.”