POLICE officers patrolling the streets of a Tyne Valley village this weekend came across no issues of anti-social behaviour.

A dispersal order was issued in Wylam this weekend, granting police the power to disperse groups of two or more people if they believed they would cause a public nuisance.

Extra officers were also deployed to patrol the streets - but no issues were discovered.

Neighbourhood inspector Pam Bridges moved to reassure residents following a spate of anti-social behaviour in the village.

She said: "“Recent warm sunny weather was always likely to bring with it some issues of anti-social behaviour, especially in our more picturesque rural communities.

“We have previously issued dispersal orders for areas most impacted by disorder.

“Our message is clear – enjoy the warm weather responsibly and within social distancing regulations and guidance, but anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated and will be dealt with accordingly.

“We would like to reassure local residents and businesses that this is not being taken lightly, and would encourage members of the public who see such behaviour to tell us.”