Extra police patrols in South Shields after 'aggressive' behaviour from youths

Police have slammed the “unacceptable” and anti-social behaviour of a group of young people in South Shields.

Residents complained about an incident involving a group of youths in the Biddick Hall area on Monday, November 25.

Many took to social media to share their criticism, with some hailing the incident – discussed on the South Tyneside Parenting Network Facebook group – as a “disgrace”.

Northumbria Police confirmed it was stepping up its patrols in the area following complaints about the youths’ behaviour.

Extra Northumbria Police patrols will take place in the Biddick Hall area of South Shields.

A spokeswoman for the force said: “Last night we received reports of anti-social behaviour involving a group of youths in the Biddick Hall area of South Shields.

“It was reported that a group were acting aggressively and throwing mud at a property.

“This type of behaviour is totally unacceptable and police have increased patrols in the area as a result.

“Anyone with concerns is asked to speak to an officer or call 101.”