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September 19, 2012, 2:20 pm

Police in Hebburn are cracking down on youth disorder – and urging people to report any problems.

On Friday September 14 police responded to a number of reports of a large group of young people fighting and causing disorder in the St Johns Avenue, Canning Street , Wellington Street and St James Mall areas of Hebburn.

Officers have increased patrols in the area to reassure local residents and prevent further disorder.

Chief Inspector Brian Walker said: “The vast majority of young people are well behaved, just like the rest of the population. We know that youth disorder is frequently fuelled by alcohol so we are also visiting off-licences to make sure that staff are fully aware of their responsibilities not to sell drink to under 18s. Selling alcohol to those underage is a criminal offence and they could face a fine or even prosecution.”

Officers are supporting the latest Northumbria Police initiative – ‘Put yourself in their shoes’ – by encouraging people to think about how their behaviour might affect others.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to the incidents on Friday to contact officers at the Hebburn Neighbourhood Policing Team on the 101-non emergency number.

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