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.

Tuesday, 26th November 2019, 11:27 am

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.

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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.”