Police officers crackdown on troublemakers
POLICE are continuing their crackdown on anti-social behaviour in a trouble-plagued neighbourhood.
Residents in Bentilee have made repeated complaints about yobs hanging around and causing a nuisance near the library and on residential streets.
Officers have now revealed they have issued repeat troublemakers with Acceptable Behaviour Contracts (ABCs).
A spokesman for Staffordshire Police said: "After investigation several youths from the estate, male and female, were identified and are now subject to ABCs.
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"These contracts are an agreement between police, the young person, their parents and the local authority housing for the youngster to stay out of trouble for a period of six months.
"This route is taken before an Anti-social Behaviour Order (ASBO) is issued by a court, which is the next step should their behaviour not improve whilst on the ABC."
Residents will be updated on the success of the scheme at a police meeting at the Co-Op, in Ubberley Road, on Tuesday, March 4, from 4pm.
To report anti-social behaviour where you live, call Staffordshire Police on 101.