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Police respond to school children fighting in Coleraine.

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Police in Coleraine responded to reports of groups of youths gathering and fighting in the Railway Road and Ballycastle Road areas of the town on the afternoon of Friday 9th October.

A large number of the youths wore school uniforms from various schools in the area and it is believed at this time that the incident may have been organised via social media.

The youths dispersed upon the arrival of officers and at this time no arrests have been made and there have been no reports of any injuries made to police.

Police are asking parents to be aware of the dangers associated with organising fights via social media or mobile phones.

Sergeant Siobhan Watt is urging parents to take responsibility for what their children get up to when out and about in the evenings and weekends with their friends.

He said, “Parents need to advise their children about the dangers of getting caught up in this sort of behaviour.

What may start off between one or two people could quickly escalate and the potential for serious injury cannot be underestimated. Younger children in particular could find themselves being drawn into a situation that is potentially very dangerous.

I am urging schools, parents and community groups to help reinforce this message to our young people. I am also asking anyone with information about this incident to come forward and tell us what you know. The number to call is 101

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