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Congleton police warn of glass scattered in country park after anti-social behaviour reports

Police in Congleton have been combatting littering and anti social behaviour in the Dane-in-Shaw pastures in recent days. The police have been attending the site which is also an area of special scientific importance.

Police are now warning visitors and dog walkers that a large amount of glass has been left in the area and have shared on Facebook about residents and rangers from Cheshire East council have been working hard to clear the area.

Sgt Simpson fromCheshire police’s rural crime team said

“This is Matt. He's a Cheshire East Ranger like Cal and the others you've seen. They are all brilliant and a credit to their team.

Today, they'll be clearing up the mess left at Dane-in Shaw Pastures SSSI site in Congleton after selfish people set numerous fires and littered the area late last night.

Sadly as a team we can't be everywhere all the time and we are looking for support from you to teach your families about how to respect and look after the countryside.

We all have a duty if care for it.

Twice now I've met a local resident who has to be commended for his daily litter pick of the site. He is mortified to see how people are treating such a wonderful asset that the town has.

If you're looking to visit today with your dogs and children, there is broken glass widely spread across the ground.

It takes a community to solve an issue not just the police. “

Congleton East police also have been attending reports and have discovered ID.

Police requested the individual who’s ID it was

to attend to clean the area.

Speaking on Facebook Congleton East police spoke of reports they’d received

“Once again we have had reports of youths meeting in large groups down Dane-in-Shaw Pastures. This time they have set multiple fires and have left bottles and rubbish across the fields.

Unfortunately one male had an early wakeup call this morning having left his ID behind. He has been told he needs to attend the location today to clean the mess him and his friends have left behind.”

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