POLICE were called to a house in the early hours of yesterday morning, Sunday, after complaints of antisocial behaviour from youths.

Officers were sent to Athol Close in Newton-le-Willows just before 1am after reports of an "altercation" in the street.

Police say parents were contacted and the situation was resolved soon after the incident was reported.

Neighbourhood Inspector Matthew Drennen said: "Community police have been working hard to tackle anti-social behaviour and we will not tolerate this kind of behaviour in the heart of our community and we will take any action we can to put an end to it.

"Our officers have received numerous complaints about people behaving in an anti-social manner and we will continue to conduct targeted operations to tackle antisocial behaviour in the area, working in partnership with other agencies including housing associations.

“We are working closely with Helena Housing to instigate closure orders and evictions due to ongoing and persistent antisocial behaviour.

"There is of course more that can be done and in addition to the work that we continue to do with our partners we need the help of our communities.

“Where you report an incident, we will respond, where there is evidence we will pursue the offender through the system.

"We must not be tolerant or accepting of this behaviour.

"Individuals must behave responsibly or face the consequences, and parents, carers and families must also be aware of their own responsibilities in discouraging this behaviour."

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