I think it is disgraceful.
We used to live on St David road (approx 2 years ago) and as soon as the weather warmed up thats when the trouble started. The shops and park were a magnet to them. It made walking the dog at night a gauntlet run.
I probably know the men involved and wish them a speedy recovery.
Maybe televised live public floggings, prime-time saturday evening with Ant & Dec as hosts, should become the punishment instead of "community service". A "wheel of Fortune" could be spun to decide whether it is done with a cane, cat o' nine tails or the good old fashioned birch.