Tackling anti-social behaviour is going to be prioritised in North Heath as police in the area have ramped up their use of stop and search.

A Facebook statement from police in the ward said officers have received several reports of anti-social behaviour, with the recreation ground identified as a prime spot.

In the last few weeks, officers have carried out around 30 stop and searches for drugs and have reported several people - including teenagers - for possession of cannabis.

They have also confiscated a large knife through these searches.

To combat anti-social behaviour, officers have been taking teenagers causing trouble home to their parents for meetings.

The statement said police in take anti-social behaviour "very seriously" and have been discussing ideas to combat the problems in North Heath Recreation Ground.

It added the North Heath policing team is made up of just two officers and one PCSO - each of whom work a 40-hour week.

Anti-social behaviour in the recreation ground has been identified by residents as a recurring problem.

News Shopper reported in April that police were using CCTV to crack down on moped crime in the area, after a woman spotted a gang of troublemakers riding a moped up and down the ground.