Officers got many reports from the public and shop owners about a large gang of youths causing problems in and around Eden Square today (19/02/22) at around midday.

Police attended and identified the youths within Eden Square, three youths were detained within Urmston Library, details of the three were obtained and told to leave the area whilst the others had ran off.

Officers with the help of the general public detained five youths who were attempting to evade police by boarding a bus.

Details of all youths were obtained and further enquires will continue, Parents are being notified soon and some of the youths have been taken home by officers.

Police have stated that they will not tolerate anti-social behaviour and the safety of members of the local community is a priority.

If you see any anti-social behaviour happening you must report this as soon as you can on the 101 number.

(Front cover pic: Eden Square via Google Maps)