A NEW crackdown on anti-social behaviour will be launched by police today (Saturday).
Assistant chief constable, Laura Nicholson, said: "During the summer months, we usually see a rise in anti-social behaviour, as people spend more time outdoors.
"We will be carrying out targeted patrols to combat anti-social behaviour.
"We have improved our working practices to ensure we identify vulnerable and repeat victims more effectively and we will work closely with neighbourhood watch areas to tackle issues that affect people’s quality of life."
Although people of all ages become involved in anti-social behaviour, parents, in particular, are asked to keep an eye on their children during the school holidays.
The campaign runs until September 8.