In the Media

Public's youth fears 'unfounded'

PUBLISHED December 6, 2004

Police chiefs have backed a senior officer who says many complaints about young people's behaviour are unfounded.

West Midlands Police Chief Constable Paul Scott-Lee said his force received many 999 calls from people worried by the mere presence of youths on streets. The Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo) said it shared Mr Scott-Lee's concerns.
It said young people were too often seen as a threat, even when their conduct gave no cause for complaint.