Crime and disorder will not be tolerated on Teesside - police and partners have warned youths and parents in the run up to the school holidays.
A number of parents and their children have been visited by police and partners who have warned that they will be dealt with robustly if they are involved in any type of antisocial behaviour and criminal damage over the holiday break.
The warning comes on the back of strong messages by senior Cleveland Police officers about parental responsibility.
Historically, police see an increase in calls at this time of the year and police want both parents and their children to understand that there is no excuse for this type of behaviour and that those who flout the law will suffer the consequences. Parents could even face losing their home under breaches of their tenancy agreements and criminal action could be taken if deemed appropriate.