Moves have been made to combat an issue with anti-social behaviour in a north Herefordshire town.

Leominster Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) has launched an initiative to look to engage local youngsters and move them away from anti social activity.

A number of youths have received community orders, officers told Leominster Town Council.

Community orders are given when an offender is found guilty of a crime that does not meet the threshold for a custodial sentence.

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These can take the form of unpaid work, supervision, or a curfew, amongst other things.

The SNT has since set up a problem-solving plan for a group of 12 youths, ensuring that the team was in continual engagement with them.

This resulted in an end to the antisocial behaviour, minutes of the September 26 council meeting said.

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Officers have also given talks in schools in the town, as part of the initiative.

The SNT organised a Police Super Bowl at the Grove Golf and Bowling Centre, near Leominster which was attended by 60 children that had been nominated.

Officers said that the event was very successful and it hopes to arrange further such events in the future.