TEENAGERS seen clambering over rooftops and hurling abuse have been urged to stop before someone is killed.

Police received several reports of teenage boys causing a nuisance in the Ashley Road area of Poole.

They were seen on several roofs including Boots in Ashley Road.

And police are investigating damage to the roof of St John’s Church in Ashley Road to see if it is linked to the anti-social behaviour.

At 3.41pm on Saturday October 17 police were told a group of young people were on the roof of Boots in Ashley Road in Poole.

Officers attended to carry out enquiries, but there was nobody on the roof when they arrived.

Dorset Police received further reports at 4.16pm and around 9pm on the same day that a group of five young people were sat on the roofs of buildings in Ashley Road and Madeira Road.

Officers re-attended the area on both occasions. The group got themselves off the roof and ran away from the incident.

Pictures show some of the boys attempting to cover their faces.

A witness said a total of around 15 teenagers were involved in the disturbances and added: “They were causing trouble all night in Ashley Road, running riot. They are rude and shouting abuse.”

The local neighbourhood policing team is aware and carrying out enquiries to identify and speak to the individuals involved. No arrests have been made.

At 7.40pm on Saturday it was reported that damage was caused to the roof and windows of St Johns Church in Ashley Road. Enquiries are underway to establish if this is linked to the anti-social behaviour on the roof of buildings in the area.

A spokesman for Dorset Police said: “We would like to remind everyone that climbing onto the roof of any building is an incredibly dangerous thing to do. We would urge this activity to stop before someone is seriously injured or killed.”

No arrests have been made.

Anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity or has information about who is responsible is asked to contact Dorset Police on 101, quoting occurrence number 55200155435, or the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.