New Council Initiative Aims to Tackle Youth Disorder

Parents of anti-social young people are receiving early morning visits as part of a new initiative in North Tyneside.

Operation Harmony is a new joint process by North Tyneside Council and Northumbria Police designed to tackle youth disorder.

As part of the operation, a number of households in the New York area were visited by police and the council’s community protection team, with parents warned that they risked legal action or possible eviction if their child’s behaviour doesn’t improve. Neighbouring homes also received letters about the operation and how they can report any issues.

Neighbourhood Inspector Michelle Caisley from Northumbria Police said: “We want to reassure that we take any incidents of anti-social behaviour (ASB) very seriously.

“The work we carry out with the council is instrumental in ensuring that people can feel safe in their community. We appreciate that they can adversely impact the quality of life for people and we hope those living in the area will see that we are taking a robust stance against ASB and we will continue to do so.

“If people have concerns about anti-social behaviour in their area then please contact your local neighbourhood policing team on 101.”

Residents can keep up to date with the community protection team by following its Twitter account, @NTC_ASBTEAM.

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