Police target nuisance youths in Sunderland

Police in Sunderland say they have identified a large group of youths causing anti-social behaviour.

Thursday, 7th February 2019, 09:00 am
Updated Thursday, 7th February 2019, 17:11 pm
Police issue anti-social behaviour forms to youths in Houghton.

Officers in Houghton said after working in conjunction with schools in the town they have been able to identify the youths for residents.

A spokesman said: "We have spoken to these youths and warned about future conduct in the community."

He said Gryphon forms have been issued to the youths.

Launched a few years ago Operation Gryphon is a three level approach to help curb anti-social behaviour and sees police and partners use legislation available to tackle anti-social behaviour.

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The forms mean police and other agencies, such as housing organisations, can make joint visits to the parents of the children involved to talk to them about their child's behaviour.