Police vow to tackle anti-social behaviour
POLICE have warned they are determined to crack down on trouble in north Belfast.
It came after officers made two arrests in the wake of recent incidents of disorder and anti-social behaviour in New Lodge area.
A 17-year-old man arrested on Wednesday was charged with criminal damage and appeared in court the following day.
A 14-year-old male was arrested yesterday morning and he is helping police with their enquiries.
Chief Inspector Kelly Moore said: “We have consistently warned young people about their behaviour.
“Getting involved in anti-social and criminal behaviour at best can result in a criminal record which can affect travel, education and employment opportunities in the future.
“At worst, someone could be seriously injured or killed.
“Time and time again we have asked parents and guardians to ensure they know where their young people are, what they are doing and who they are with.
“We really need parents and guardians to take responsibility for their young people.”
Chief Insp Moore reassured the community that police will have additional resources dedicated to north Belfast to respond to any incidents, adding: “The local community deserves better.”