'We will arrest your kids': Yorkshire police warning over groups of ASB youths ignoring coronavirus advice

Police have issued a stark warning after a group of youths were gathered last night committing ASB offences.

By Alex Evans
Saturday, 21st March 2020, 11:29 am
Updated Saturday, 21st March 2020, 11:30 am

North Yorkshire Police on Friday night had reports of a group of '30 to 40' kids causing antisocial behaviour.

The force pleaded with parents to 'act responsibly' and enforce government advice on social distancing, adding 'NPT will arrest your kids'.

The full statement said: "Following reports last night of groups of kids reaching 30-40 in number causing ASB, we ask parents to act responsibly and enforce the government's advice on social distancing with their children

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Police officers have warned they will deal with ASB with arrests

"We know these are difficult times but we must protect the elderly and vulnerable in our community. If the government's advice is not followed, these measures will last longer. The ASB caused last night will not be tolerated and NPT will arrest your kids if offences are committed."

What is the current coronavirus advice?

On Friday night, pubs, clubs and bars were closed to help prevent large gatherings and reduce the risk of the virus spreading, as far as possible.Anyone with a cough or any symptoms is being asked to self-isolate, while the advice to everyone is to minimise social contact as much as possible, and to only travel if absolutely essential.

Workers have been told to work from home if they can and to avoid going out in public other than for exercise, while still maintaining at least three metres' distance to others.

Everyone should also be washing their hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and hot water.

Those in vulnerable groups, such as those who need a flu jab or are over 70, are being told to be extra cautious and also isolate themselves.