Operation tackling yobs in Sowerby Bridge

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A crackdown on yobs is taking place in Sowerby Bridge.

Police have teamed up with other agencies to tackle anti-social behaviour in Crow Wood Park after the issue came top of a list of concerns from residents.

Officers from Halifax Central neighbourhood policing team have been working alongside Youth Services, the local branch of Lifeline, local councillors and residents to assess the level of the problem and work at reducing it.

In one weekend, four youths were issued with alcohol referral scheme letters and officers visited them at home.

During another weeken, one youth was found drunk and taken home to his parents while alcohol was seized off another two youths who also had letters sent home to parents warning them that their child had been involved in anti-social behaviour.

A 24-year-old man was stopped and searched for drugs and a 16-year-old was given a direction to leave notice.

Sergeant Warren Pitman, from Halifax Central neighbourhood policing team, said: “It’s important we show these youths that anti-social behaviour which impacts upon the rest of the community will not be tolerated.

“We are working with partner agencies to resolve the problem as well as arranging alternative activities for youths to get involved in.”