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Stupid act could lead to a death
11:12am Thursday 10th October 2013 in Your Say
ON Tuesday, October 1 at around 4pm I was sat in my car in the Lidl car park in Andover and was terrified to see three children aged approximately 11 years old sat with their legs hanging over the top floor of the Chantry Centre car park.
They perched on the edge of the wall with their legs dangling and laughing and joking while taking photos of their daring feat.
I alerted the Chantry security team straight away and I was informed they had already got them down by the time I arrived at the office.
I couldn’t believe these children would do something so stupid.
This really needs addressing now as I was informed that this is not the first time, but the third time in a week this has happened with different children.
The council needs to make the roof top walls higher and enclosed before someone actually falls and dies by their own stupidity.
The children were told by staff to leave the top floor car park.
The Chantry staff acted very quickly and are wonderful when something needs to be done.
Three lives were saved, but it won’t be long, unless the council pull their finger out, that we will be waking up to news reports of needless deaths, accidental, but needless deaths of children falling from this building.
Please, if you are parents, drum it into your kids, that this place is not a playground.
Jilly Stacey, address supplied