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Shocking footage shows youths on roof of four-storey High Street building in broad daylight; Residents say youths have been spotted on the roofs in Godalming High Street with skateboards in the last three months.

Byline: Tom Phillips

Footage has emerged showing youths messing about on the roof of a four-storey High Street building in broad daylight.

The images, which have been shown on social media, show the youths on top of the building inGodalmingHigh Street on Saturday (June 9).

Residents have expressed their concern and frustration at the "constant" sight of youths on their roofs in Godalming.

One resident told Get Surrey they have seen one group of boys playing with their skateboards on the roof.

The disgruntled resident, who wishes to remain anonymous, has said it has been an issue in the last few months and is increasingly concerned one of them will slip and injure themselves.

The resident said: "We have had this problem for the last three months now.

"We have always had problems with boys climbing on the roof but this time the boys have been climbing on to the roof in the High Street rather than the one in Homebase.

"One night a group of them were making noise that it felt like they were trying to get into my loft.

"My partner at the time looked outside to see three boys running from the roof top. He tried to chase them but could not catch them.

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"Surrey Policehas said that unless they are doing something to damage the property, they can't do anything about it."

People who live in the High Street have labelled the act as "disrespectful" as youngsters on their roofs have become a regular sight in the last few months.

The resident added: "We caught them in our garden and they actually hopped over the garden fence and just hanged out there.

"I am hoping the whole community comes together to do something about this but if the parents can't do anything, it leaves us in a horrible position."


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The youths spotted on the roof of a building in Godalming High Street

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Publication:Get Surrey (Surrey, England)
Date:Jun 10, 2018
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