Hamilton youth group manager says
A Hamilton youth organisation manager says more measures need to be put in place to help troubled young people rather than just having an ambulance at the bottom of the cliff.
There has been a spate of crimes in Waikato and four young people have so far been arrested after three burglaries, a home invasion, a car theft and shots fired at police early on Monday morning.
Another six young people are being tracked down in connection to the offences, and the mayor of Waipā has sped up plans to install security cameras in some town centres.
Manager of Zeal’s Hamilton branch, Tony O’Rourke, said there were a number of causes for the increased youth crime, but one was young people not having a lot to do.
The youth organisation created a safe place for young people, he said.
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