Breaking down age barriers

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POLICE brought together elderly victims of anti-social behaviour and young people in an attempt to break down barriers between the different generations.

Officers organised a trip to Speke Hall, which was funded by the Lancashire Partnership Against Crime (LANPAC), for Skelmersdale residents in an attempt to bridge the gap between the two groups.

Officers were also keen to show the 13 victims who went along on the day that they are working to address their concerns of anti-social behaviour.

Tanhouse police community support officer (PCSO) Kelly Pennington said: “We feel that the trip was successful in that it helped to increase the understanding of the support available for victims of anti-social behaviour.

“It was also a good way of building relationships with local residents and encouraging communication between the different generations.”

Three teenaged boys from the local area volunteered their time to help out on the trip.