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Newark Police asks youths to stop climbing and playing on buildings in Newark town centre

Police officers have asked young people to stop climbing and playing on the roofs of buildings in the town centre.

The appeal, by Newark Police, follows reports of youths climbing on the roofs of buildings in Newark town centre — and particularly on the walls of Newark Castle.

Newark Market Place. (18368977)
Newark Market Place. (18368977)

"We are appealing to individuals to stop this behaviour," said a spokesperson for Newark Police.

"People are placing themselves at serious risk by climbing on roofs of any building and even though they may look secure they pose a serious safety risk.

"The walls of the castle are hundreds of years old and are of great historic value.

"Anyone who climbs the castle walls are putting their life at risk due to the height and age of the structure.

"These are historic buildings that are there for the enjoyment of residents and visitors to Newark.

"Damage is easily caused to the buildings and this could have a huge financial effect for local businesses and for Newark and Sherwood District Council."

If you have any information contact Newark Police on 101.

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