Belle Vue Park BB gun concern voiced by Penarth grandmother
2:16pm Tuesday 3rd September 2013 in Penarth news
YOUTHS playing with a BB gun in Belle Vue Park on the weekend are a cause for concern, according to a Penarth grandmother.
The woman, who asked not to be named, was at the park with her grandsons, two and five, and granddaughter, eight, when the group of four boys and two girls were firing a red low-powered air gun on Saturday afternoon (August 31).
She said they were aiming at each other but firing ‘indiscriminately’ and could easily have harmed the small children playing at the popular Albert Road park, around 2pm.
The local resident said: “I had a go at them about it and they tried to hide it so they knew they shouldn’t have had it.”
She said the group was made up of comprehensive-age youngsters.
“Whoever bought them the gun needs their head read,” she added.
“I just want other parents and grandparents to be aware of the issue.
“Perhaps there is someone at the park who can keep an eye out.”
Edwardian park Belle Vue won a Green Flag Award for the fourth consecutive occasion earlier this year for its ‘safe and welcoming nature’.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council advised residents to report any similar incidents to its contact centre on 01446 700 111.
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