REGARDING the story in last week’s Star about the youths who smashed glass bottles on Birchley Street car park – and were then made to clear up by police in front of their parents.

I’ve never been prompted to email you before on anything but this story is a marvellous example of what our constables can do to promote a better community attitude to 11 and 12-year-olds.

In fact, I think it should be extended to those aged 16 to 18.

David Moore, Rainford