POLICE have vowed to crackdown on anti-social behaviour after a gang of youths launched bricks and stones at residents of a Birkenhead Street.

Officers were called to Penrith Street shortly before 10pm on Sunday following a number of reports that a group of around 10 youths were seen throwing the items at residents.

A car was also damaged during the incident, although no-one was injured.
It is understood this is not the first time terrified homeowners have fallen victim to such attacks, with parked cars often proving popular targets.

Police attended the street and carried out enquiries in the area, including speaking to a number of potential witnesses.

CCTV opportunities are also being explored by the force and a full investigation is now underway.

Chief Inspector Nick Gunatilleke said: "No-one should have to put up with behaviour of this kind and I want to reassure the local community that tackling anti-social behaviour is one of our key priorities.

"We are taking a number of measures to crack down on the problem including working with the local authority and helping to secure anti-social behaviour orders wherever we can.

"No-one should have to suffer in silence and I would urge anyone who is being affected by anti-social behaviour, or has any information about the people responsible, to get in touch with us. We will take action on all the information we receive."

People can contact officers in Birkenhead via the 101 number or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.