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Police threaten to arrest snowball throwers

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Police in Crook, County Durham have warned that people who throw snowballs may be arrested.

Snow has been falling in the area, but authorities have made it clear that they may not tolerate "anti-social behaviour".

The Crook neighbourhood police team posted on Facebook: "Crook Beat Team are aware that it has been snowing and that people are going to have fun in it.

"[However], if anyone throws snowballs at person's homes or at people who do not want to be involved in the snow games, they could be arrested and it will be classed as anti-social behaviour."

The message also stressed that people should not hurl snowballs at vehicles or onto the road.

According to BBC News, a local police spokesman explained: "Every year when it snows, we get a number of complaints from members of the public concerning young people throwing snowballs at their cars.

"The obvious concern for us is that if it distracts the driver it could cause an accident.

"We thought that this year, we'll get a warning out in advance of all the problems to let people know that it isn't behaviour that we want to accept in this area."

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