THE woman who has spearheaded work to tackle anti-social behaviour in Hartlepool has been invited to Downing Street.

Last August, PC Shelley Watson helped set up the Jutland Road Anti-Social Behaviour Unit where she works alongside local authority members. She said: "It's always nice for your efforts to be appreciated. I have received great support and commitment from my colleagues at the council's anti-social behaviour unit."

MP Iain Wright organised the invitation to thank people delivering front-line services.

Chief Superintendent Dave Nixon, Hartlepool district commander, said: "A lot of people in our communities have cause to thank her for stopping would-be hooligans in their tracks and bringing home to them the error of their ways."