Police on patrol after problems

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POLICE officers have spent 80 hours patrolling the Lansdowne Estate in Sharrow, Sheffield, after complaints of anti-social behaviour.

Concerned residents asked for the issue to be tackled as a policing priority last month, reporting groups of youths hanging around stairwells in the Washington Road and Club Garden blocks of flats.

Officers have carried out both high-visibility and plain-clothed patrols in a bid to catch the culprits responsible for causing problems.

Police on horseback have also been deployed to the estate to serve as a deterrent and to reassure residents their concerns are being taken seriously.

Since the patrols started, officers have stopped 12 people found congregating in the area.