Leeds police issue this warning to people building dens in woodland

Police in Leeds have asked young people in Leeds to clean up after themselves if they make dens in woodland.

Thursday, 15th April 2021, 11:55 am
Updated Thursday, 15th April 2021, 11:56 am

Offices said they were "impressed" with one such den built in Tingley, but called for a stop to anti-social behaviour and fires that were also happening around it.

They said that while they wanted young people to be "creative", people should think about what effect their activities were having on the environment.

The Leeds South Neighbourhood Policing Team posted to Facebook: "Officers were impressed with the local youths who have built this den in the woods, it's a great bit on construction and very impressive!

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Police issued a warning after this den was discovered (photo: WYP).

"We want youths to be outside building dens and being creative, however we are asking that you please have some consideration for those who may live nearby, and for the habitats and environment of plants and animals living there.

"We also ask that you please clean up after yourselves. We have received a number of reports of anti-social behaviour, and fires so we are asking that this stops.

"We aware of this and we will be checking up.

"Please speak with your children and educate them on their safety and behaviour if you suspect they could be involved. Thank You."

There have been issues with fires and anti-social behaviour at this den (photo: WYP).

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