Sunderland police seize alcohol and issue dispersal orders in operation targeting Saturday night nuisance youths

Police have dealt with a number of incidents of antisocial behaviour in Houghton, Sunderland this weekend.

Sunday, 19th January 2020, 11:23 am
Updated Sunday, 19th January 2020, 5:08 pm

Police issued a number of dispersal orders and seized a large amount of alcohol from youths in Houghton town centre on Saturday, January 18.

Some of those involved are believed to have travelled to the area from Washington, Durham and Gateshead. Officers say all of the individuals have been dealt with appropriately.

Sunderland Police commented: “This evening officers have attended numerous incidents of ASB in the Houghton area. A number of dispersal orders and gryphons have been issued.”

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Some of the drink seized as police have take a large amount of alcohol from youths in Houghton, Sunderland. Picture: Sunderland Police

Operation Gryphon was launched in 2015.