NOTTINGHAM UNIVERSITY STUDENTS CAUGHT ON CAMERA RUNNING ACROSS ROOFTOPS
On Friday 26 March 2021 the Nottingham Post's Senior Digital Reporter and Crime Correspondent, Matt Jarram, reported that local residents in Lenton had filmed Nottingham University students running across rooftops and doing handstands on Thursday 25 March.
Footage shows students performing handstands and running across rooftops in Lenton
Police and the University of Nottingham were informed
Reckless students were caught by residents running across rooftops in Lenton as well as doing handstands.
University of Nottingham students were caught on camera by local residents running across the rooftops in Balfour Road on Thursday, March 25.
It comes after more than 80 fines were handed to rule-breakers organising or attending house parties in Lenton, the Arboretum and city centre last weekend during the national lockdown.
Fed-up residents in Lenton said they are now considering moving out of the area they have lived in for decades as the lockdown has seen anti-social behaviour soar.
Truck driver Tony Sandhu, 61, who has lived in Lenton all of his life said the constant noise and partying has meant he is struggling to do his job properly due to a lack of sleep.
He told Nottinghamshire Live: "Tonight they have been running across the roofs of the houses. We had two people doing handstands on the roof.
"They had drinks in their hands. One was walking across the roof with a can.
"My roof is now leaking because of that and if someone happens to fall off the roof - that's a 40ft drop on to concrete. There is very little chance of survival."
He said police attended the incident and told the students to come down.
"If it was me doing that I would be arrested straight away. Students are a law to themselves and they can do what they like," he added.
Nottinghamshire Live visited the property but the students did not wish to make a comment but said they had spoken to the police and neighbours about their behaviour.
Police Sergeant Bruce Clarke, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: "We were called to a report of dangerous activity on the roof of a house in Balfour Road at around 6.30pm yesterday evening (March 25).
"Police attended the scene and engaged with residents at the house to make them aware of the potential dangers of their behaviour.
"After police enquiries, no arrests were made in connection with the incident as no offences had been committed.
"However, it is important that people take their health and safety seriously and understand the potential consequences of their actions.
"Officers are working closely University of Nottingham and Nottingham City Council to address reports of anti-social behaviour in the area and anyone with any concerns is urged to contact police on 101 or in an emergency dial 999."
A University of Nottingham spokeswoman added: "The University is investigating a report of concerning behaviour from students living in a property on Balfour Road.
"We take issues of anti-social behaviour in the community extremely seriously and where behaviour falls short of our expectations, we work in partnership with Nottinghamshire Police to support investigations and use our code of discipline to hold students accountable for their actions.
"The vast majority of our students understand the importance of being good neighbours and make a positive contribution to their communities.
"However, where necessary we can enforce sanctions such as a formal warning, a monetary fine or, in the most serious cases, suspension or exclusion."
The university said it has contributed £30,000 annually to the local community protection team to increase the number and regularity of patrols in the Lenton, Radford and Dunkirk areas. It has risen to £50,000 for 2020/21, the university said.
A dispersal order has been put in place by Nottinghamshire Police across Lenton and the Arboretum this weekend to stop further parties from happening.
Anyone who shouldn't be in the area will be asked to leave by police officers and if they return then they will be arrested.