Police crackdown on anti-social youths in Chorley

Investigating officers used eye witness accounts and CCTV to identify youths responsible for anti-social behaviour in the Factory Way Pilling Lane area.

Investigating officers used eye witness accounts and CCTV to identify youths responsible for anti-social behaviour in the Factory Way Pilling Lane area.

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Police have cracked-down on youths responsible for anti-social behaviour after a rise in reported incidents in Chorley.

Investigating officers used eye witness accounts and CCTV to identify youths responsible for anti-social behaviour in the Factory Way and Pilling Lane area.

Officers from the Neighbourhood Policing team 'strongly warned' the youths when they paid a visit to them in their homes last week, say police.

PCSO Flick Riding of of Chorley South East said: "We are aware that there has been a significant increase in Anti-Social Behaviour [in the area] over the last few weeks.

"Utilising CCTV and witness accounts we have been able to identify the majority of the youths involved and late last week they all received a home visit by a member of the Local Neighbourhood Policing Team and an Early Action Team Youth Worker.

"In the company of their parents they have been strongly warned about their conduct and advised of the potential consequences should they continue to act in an Anti-Social manner.

"This could result in Youth Referrals, Acceptable Behaviour Contracts, Cease and Desist Notices, Criminal Behaviour Orders and a Criminal Record, which would seriously jeopardise their future careers/ambitions.

"We also work closely in partnership with our local schools; so the youths' schools have also been informed of their pupils' actions."

Police are continuing to patrol the area and are asking residents to get in touch on 101 with any further issues.