A 48-HOUR dispersal order has been put in place after reports of youths setting bins on fire and throwing fireworks at emergency service workers.

The dispersal order was put in place in part of Redcar at 4pm today. 

Earlier this week, parents and youths were warned after a number of incidents in the Micklow Close area.

Cleveland Police, Cleveland Fire Brigade and Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council joined together to take action after wheelie bins were set ablaze, several fires were started on a nearby field, and fireworks were thrown at fire officers who attended the scene on Tuesday evening.

The dispersal order will give officers the powers to disperse groups of youths for up to 48 hours, and if they breach the order by returning to the area they can be arrested.

Fines can also be issued for those flouting Coronavirus legislation, as groups of more than six should not gather.

Roseberry Road, Low Farm Drive and West Dyke Road are all included in the dispersal order.

Anyone with information regarding antisocial behaviour or crime in the local area can contact Cleveland Police on 101, or always call 999 in an emergency.

Independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111, or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org