The North Flintshire Police team has stepped up patrols following an increase in anti-social behaviour in the Holywell area.

The team has had a number of anti-social behaviour reports in Holywell town centre and say individuals will be dealt with robustly.

In recent weeks, Police have seen an escalation of youth-related ASB in the town, with further reports of youths involved in shoplifting and public order offences.

Officers have stepped up patrols in problem areas and the Police have worked extensively with partner agencies to identify those involved.

Inspector Stephen Roberts said: "We have already dealt with a significant number of these young offenders, and will continue to deal robustly with anyone found to be involved with ASB or more serious offences in this area.

“Our enquiries into a number of other reports remain ongoing and officers are compiling evidence to identify and deal with those involved.

"Groups of youths congregating within the town and who are involved within nuisance or anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated.

"All of those who are identified will be dealt with robustly; banning orders will be issued, behaviour contracts enforced, and where crimes have been identified the offenders will be prosecuted.

"My message to parents within the district is to please consider where your sons and daughters are, who they are spending time with, and what they are doing when they are out of the home."

If you need to report any ASB incidents you witness, you can do so by calling 101 or using the online live chat.