Police step up local patrols after reports of unruly drink-fuelled teens

Police patrols are being stepped up to combat unruly youngsters in the local area.

Drink-fuelled teenagers in groups of up to 30 have been wandering the streets and gathering in Arbroath town centre.

They have thrown stones at cars, committed assaults and caused other damage through their antisocial behaviour.

Police and community leaders have said parents should take their responsibilities more seriously.

Over recent weeks officers have been called to reports of vandalism, assault, drinking alcohol and general antisocial behaviour.

Community Sergeant Shaun McQuade said: “During the darker nights we would appeal to parents to assist us in taking an interest in where their children have been and who they have been with.

“Young people who drink alcohol when they are out often don’t realise the dangers they can place themselves in.”