Parents receive police letters

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LETTERS are being sent home to the parents of youngsters found hanging around in groups and causing anti-social behaviour in Birley and Frecheville.

Police officers called out to deal with the youths are taking the names and addresses of those they find on the streets and writing to their parents saying they are suspected of being involved in anti-social behaviour or are socialising with others involved.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “Most of the parents who received the letters, via a visit from local officers, were pleased to be informed of what their child had been up to.

“It is sometimes difficult to identify all the people involved in anti-social behaviour, but by informing parents of what is happening, it allows them to make informed decisions about what their child gets up to in the evening.”