READING about the damage to the Town Hall and Hillsborough damage is no surprise when you look at the large gang of teenagers on mountain style bikes riding like lunatics around Wallasey and New Brighton.

At all hours of the day and late into the night, sometimes as many as 20 are screaming and showing off. But you never see the police – except for last Friday at around 8pm.

It was the only time New Brighton looked quiet, so customers to the bars and dining areas around could eat in peace.

Then I noticed a police riot van in the area.

Where are they every other night, if you want to stop the vandalism and the problems around the borough get the police to make a presence in the area.

Malcolm Mclean, by email