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Big McTrouble at McDonald’s in Ely as anti-social crimewave racks up

Big McTrouble has again hit a McDonald's in Ely as the anti-social crimewave marring the fast-f..

By admin , in Cambridge , at February 22, 2018

Big McTrouble has again hit a McDonald's in Ely as the anti-social crimewave marring the fast-food eatery racks up.

The McDonald's in Ely Leisure Village has become a focus of police with customers being put off their happy meals because of youngsters constantly causing trouble.

In the latest incident staff at the restaurant were spat at and abused by a group of youngsters.

The incident came just hours after Chief Inspector Paul Ormerod authorised a dispersal order to prevent rowdy youngsters coming back.

The order started at 3pm on Saturday (February 17) and ended at 7am the next day.

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It meant that police officers could make people who were behaving disruptively leave the restaurant and keep them from returning for 48 hours. Anyone who ignored the order could be arrested.

But on Sunday (February 18) between 7pm and 7.30pm a group of youths are reported to have been abusive to staff – and spat at them, police told the News .

The McDonald's has seen threatening behaviour and criminal damage over the past few weeks.

Officers attended the fast food restaurant on February 15 at the Leisure Park in Ely after being called to reports of youths causing a nuisance.

On February 9, a man was arrested and later charged with criminal damage.

The same McDonald's was closed earlier this month (February 4) when disorder broke out – along with a food fight.

Staff were then forced to close the restaurant and a "specific group of individuals" were banned.

On February 4, police were called and several youths banned after they began behaving "unacceptably", hurling foul and abusive language and food across the restaurant.

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Sergeant Priestley said: "Chief Inspector Ormerod has agreed to the use of this power as a proportionate and reasonable response to recent events.

"The order also allows police officers to return children between the ages of 10 and 16 to their home address or to a place of safety.

"People have the right to visit and work at the Leisure Village without being intimidated or subjected to anti-social behaviour.

"We are striving to keep our communities safe and will not tolerate this kind of negative behaviour."

Police are now investigating the latest incident and looking at CCTV footage to identify the youths.

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