YOUNG people involved in a serious town centre disorder over the last week are being spoken to by police.

Officers are visiting the homes of 15-20 young people in Stanley after emergency services were attacked over Halloween and Bonfire Night.

Stanley Police has responded to numerous incidents of youth disorder and attacks on paramedics, fire officers and police by groups of young people near the bus station.

On Saturday youths were threatening violence and some threw bottles and bricks at the officers.

Earlier in the week, youths had directed lit fireworks, bottles and eggs at the officers and at other town centre workers, pedestrians, vehicles and shops.

Sergeant Dave Clarke said: “We will not tolerate any attacks on our officers or emergency service colleagues which ultimately puts the rest of the community at greater risk of harm.

“Restrictions will be in place over the next few weekends on those intent on causing disorder and we ask that people support us further on ensuring children stay away from the town centre, unless attending arranged youth activities, reducing the risk of disorderly behaviour and risk of harm to the young people themselves.”

Anyone who wishes to help the police with their inquiries can call Sgt Clarke on the police non-emergency number 101.