Groups ban tackles youth disorder on Teesside
Police have brought in a ban on youth gatherings in parts of Teesside plagued by anti-social behaviour.
Cleveland Police said the dispersal order in Eston, Normanby and Ormesby was a direct response to mounting complaints from residents.
Under the order, officers have powers to issue groups of two or more offenders with a warning to leave an area for 24 hours.
A force spokeswoman said the order will stay in place until 7 November.
Insp Guy Hall of Cleveland Police added: "Residents have spoken to officers expressing their concern over the amount of criminal activity and anti-social behaviour.
"The dispersal order is being put into place to address those concerns and we hope it will help combat the long-term complaints that we have received."