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'Mosquito' alert to tackle teenage gangs set for Oxford

A controversial device to tackle anti-social behaviour among teenage gangs is to be installed in an Oxfordshire town.

The mosquito, which sends out a high-pitched sound only audible to under-25s, will be installed in Blackbird Leys, Oxford, and operated remotely.

Last month the government rejected calls to ban the device saying it was up to councils to decide whether to use them or not.

A Council of Europe report suggested its use may breach human rights law.

Police minister Nick Herbert said the position could be reconsidered if there was evidence young people's health was being damaged.

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