Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Parents Asked by Store Owners to Control Kids

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Parents Asked by Store Owners to Control Kids

Article excerpt

SAWTELL business owners have asked parents to keep their kids in check after two shopfronts were hit by vandals at the weekend.

Restaurant owner Tim Amson and florist Glenda Wilson were left shaking their heads after youths jumped on and broke new balustrade outside their stores.

They struck just days after the new fittings were installed.

C[pounds sterling]First Avenue Sawtell shouldn't be the playground of marauding gangs of youths running around breaking things after dark,C[yen] Mr Amson said.

His neighbour Ms Wilson, of Flowers on First, said she hoped parents would take note of the damage and ask a few questions of their kids.

C[pounds sterling]At this time of year coming into the school holidays, these sorts of things happen more regularly. But these kids are so bold, if you speak up and say something you get this kind of payback,C[yen] she said.

Mr Amson, who is re-opening the former Radhikha's Restaurant, said the damage happened after he told a group of troublemaking youths to move on from the area. …

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