A festival in Fintona has been criticised for bringing anti-social behaviour to the town every year.

The Jamboree Oktoberfest was held on Saturday, October 26 and saw the likes of Derek Ryan and Johnny Brady performing, but it has been claimed festival goers are causing havoc in Fintona.

Police confirmed they received a number of reports of criminal damage in Fintona.

A man has hit out after a large flower pot was pushed over, narrowly missing his girlfriend’s car

He says that every year there is always some trouble during the festival and it’s time something was done about it.

“It brings trouble every year it’s going. People are either fighting or wrecking the town,” he said.

“I reckon its ones coming home. They’ve been to the Jamboree, took too much to drink and decided there’s a flower pot lets wreck it.”

He has contacted the organisers of the Jamboree but has yet to receive a reply.

There were also other incidents of more anti-social behaviour reported around the town

“It’s getting a bit ridiculous now. Don’t get me wrong I don’t have anything against ones going out and having a bit of craic but when it comes to the stage where they are wrecking the place and near wrecking property it’s a bit too far.

In an another incident at the weekend, a video posted on Facebook showed a group of people congregating, some smoking, around petrol pumps before a number appeared to urinate around the handles before pulling them from their holders.

The post said that due to this the system was knocked off which resulted in the business having to replace equipment, reboot the system and clean up after the incident.

The post stated: “We have had numerous incidents and acts of vandalism over the years as a result of the Jamboree’s held at the Ecclesville Center and quite frankly we have had enough.”

PSNI Inspector Jonathan Gordon said: “Reports made to police between 10pm on Saturday, October 26 and 12pm on Sunday, October 27 included criminal damage caused to a car that was parked on the Ecclesville Road which had its wing mirror damaged.

“Damage was also reported to have been caused to a plant pot on the Dromore Road. On Tuesday, October 29 we received a report of damage caused to equipment in a playpark on the Ecclesville Road, which we believe happened over the weekend.

“I want to take this opportunity to appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time and saw anything suspicious to contact police in Omagh on 101. Alternatively information can be provided anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

Inspector Gordon added: “Police take all reports of anti-social behaviour made to us seriously. We fully understand the effect anti-social behaviour can have and what might seem like fun to those involved, can be distressing to others.

“Anyone who is concerned about anti-social behaviour or any sort of criminal activity, to contact police on the non-emergency number 101 and let us know so that we can respond appropriately.”

The company which promotes the Jamboree was contacted for a comment but at the time of going to print had not responded.