POLICE are keen to speak to children who caused chaos on their bikes in the town centre on Saturday afternoon.

Around 30 children and youths on pedal cycles were reported to have been causing disruption between noon and 5pm, which included public order incidents, causing danger to road users by riding in groups head on into oncoming vehicles and riding into members of the public on pedestrianised zones and pavements including elderly people and children.

Police arrested one male and another two were taken home, in addition to several youths being issued with PSPOs and an exclusions from town for 48 hours.

Police are keen to identify and speak to the other youths involved.
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In a statement released on Facebook, the Barnsley West NHP said: “Antisocial behaviour will not be tolerated.

“This isn’t the end of it... the viewing of CCTV has now started to identify others in the group, home visits by police officers, tenancy action through housing management for youths involved and youth referrals to the youth offending team.”

Any parents whose child was involved are encouraged to contact PCSO 8147 Peacock on Robert.Peacock@southyorks.pnn.police.uk with a contact phone number instead of ‘waiting for officers to turn up at the door’.