Police tackle teen gangs in Barnsley

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A police operation has been launched to tackle anti-social behaviour in Barnsley following gangs of teenagers congregating on the streets, intimidating people and throwing stones at passing vehicles.

Incidents in Kendray have been reported to South Yorkshire Police over recent weeks.

Inspector Julie Mitchell, from the Barnsley West Local Policing Team, said: “The behaviour of these young people is completely unacceptable and their actions, particularly stones being thrown at buses and cars, puts the safety of other members of the public at risk.

“We will not tolerate this criminality and there will be increased patrols in the area in the coming weeks to identify those individuals involved.”