A dispersal order will be put in place today in the Whale Hill area following reports of increased antisocial behaviour.
It will run for 48 hours starting from 6pm tonight (Monday, 23rd October) after residents reported that congregating youths were causing anti-social behaviour and committing offences.
The dispersal order gives police the power to order groups to leave the area immediately for a period of up to 48 hours, and if they return to the area they can be arrested for breaching the order. This can also be extended beyond this period.
Neighbourhoods Inspector Zoe Kelsey said: “This dispersal order has been put in place due to anti-social behaviour caused by youths congregating and causing criminal damage.
“Behaviour like this will not be tolerated and Cleveland Police is taking action against those causing issues in this area. Parents are urged to ensure they know where their children are.”