Police patrols stepped up after youths run amok in Burnley town centre

Police are investigating after a group of youths ran amok in Burnley town centre last night.

Police patrols are being stepped up in Burnley town centre in response to youths running mayhem and causing damage to buildings and cars.
Police patrols are being stepped up in Burnley town centre in response to youths running mayhem and causing damage to buildings and cars.

In a series of several incidents the youths, aged between 12 and 18, caused criminal damage to cars and buildings.

They also ripped up plants and threw them around and hurled abuse towards anyone who challenged them.

Police have now increased patrols to deal with the problem which is occuring on a regular basis and they have also asked parents to be aware of where there children are in the evening.