Police in Blyth tackle anti social behaviour

28 Jan 2016 14:32 PM

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Police in Blyth have arrested two youths in a clamp down on anti-social behaviour.

The arrests form part of Operation Merlin and follow an incident in the South Beach area of the town on Friday, January 22, involving a group of youths throwing eggs at houses.

Officers attended and two 15-year-old male youths were arrested on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly. Both youths have been released on police bail.

Neighbourhood Sergeant Garry Neill said: "We take a very serious approach to anti-social behaviour as we are fully aware of the impact it can have on individuals and the community as a whole.

"If we find young people drinking then we have the powers to confiscate the alcohol and call their parents out to come and collect them.

"We simply won't tolerate it and urge residents to work with us to report any behaviour in their community which causes them disruption or makes them feel uncomfortable to contact police straight away so we can take action.

"We will continue to work with our partners to tackle the issue and officers will be visiting local schools to talk to youngsters about the different types of anti-social behaviour and how it can make people feel. It's also really important that parents are speaking with children so we can work together to tackle the issue."

Anyone with concerns about anti-social behaviour is asked to contact the Blyth Neighbourhood Policing team on 101 or dial 999 in an emergency.