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Boy, 13, arrested for assault as police tackle anti-social behaviour in town centre

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A 13-year-old boy has been arrested for assault as police stepped up patrols to tackle increasing anti-social behaviour in Warrington town centre.

Police say there has been an increase in anti-social behaviour in Warrington town centre involving youths aged 11-16.

Operation yellow commit is now in place which resulted in a 13-year-old boy being arrested for assault on Saturday afternoon.

Police are now asking people to check up on the whereabouts of their youngsters.

Concerns have been growing in recent weeks regarding large groups of youngsters gathering in the town centre, causing anti-social behaviour.

One concerned local trader said: “It would appear large groups of youths are coming into town from the bus station, intent on causing trouble. Sometimes there are groups of 50-60 youngsters gathering in the town centre. It can be very intimidating for shoppers, particularly the elderly.”

Meanwhile, members of the Cheshire Police Special Constabulary team were drafted in on Saturday night to support neighbourhood officers with hi-visibility foot patrols due to increasing ASB issues from youths aged 11-16 within the town centre. They responded to calls from local businesses to tackle ASB.

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  1. “It would appear large groups of youths are coming into town from the bus station”

    We build a cinema and entertainment area, then we act surprised when it attracts young people.

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