Police in Bexhill are stepping up patrols in Sidley to help tackle anti-social behaviour involving groups of youths.
Sussex Police said officers are targeting areas where youths are known to gather and will take robust action against offenders.
Sergeant Ian Miller, of the Rother Neighborhood Policing Team, said: “Groups of youths can sometimes appear to some as being quite intimidating.
“Recently we have seen an increase in criminal damage, which we believe is linked to these groups.
“It is important that parents and guardians know the whereabouts of their children and are aware of the negative impact that groups roaming the streets can have on the local community.”
Sergeant Miller Added: “We are pleased to be supported by local councils, anti-social behaviour officers, local housing groups and of course our local residents.”
If anyone sees any anti-social behaviour or have information about those responsible they should contact Sussex Police by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 101. In an emergency, ring 999.
Alternatively they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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