‘If they want to get rid of teenagers, they are going to need something louder’ - Reaction to controversial ‘anti-teenager’ device outside Great Yarmouth McDonald’s
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Teenagers have hit back at the use of a controversial 'anti-teenager' device outside McDonald's in Great Yarmouth, which has divided public opinion.
It comes as fast-food chain in the town said it was tackling anti-social behaviour by using a Mosquito device to disperse young people.
The chain's restaurant on Regent Road is using the controversial device - branded 'degrading' by civil liberties campaigners - to target people loitering outside the restaurant.
MORE: McDonald's in Yarmouth uses controversial 'anti-teenager' deviceIt gives off a high-pitched buzzing sound designed to be uncomfortable and unpleasant to young people.
One teenager, who did not give his name, regularly hangs out near the fast food outlet in Great Yarmouth and said when it goes off it gives him a headache.
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Another said it was an annoying sound but it did not bother them too much and they would stay nearby even if the high-pitched buzzer sound was going off.
She added: 'If they want to get rid of teenagers, they are going to need something louder.'
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Lindsay Flint, 45, from London, who was on holiday in the area but originally from Norwich, said if it kept the area clear of trouble it was a good idea.
She added: 'It is intimidating when you see a bunch of teenagers on the pavement.'
Her daughter Nicole Flint, 15, said: 'I kind of feel targeted a little bit because it is against my generation and we don't get a choice even if we're behaving.'