Additional officers have been deployed in the Broomlands and Bourtreehill area of Irvine this weekend in response to community concerns regarding antisocial behaviour.
Officers from the Police Scotland Mounted Branch have joined local officers who are conducting foot, cycle and vehicle patrols in the area to engage with residents and tackle issues of local concern.
Constable Colin Johnson, of the Irvine Locality Policing Team, commented "we have recently seen an increase in reported incidents of antisocial behaviour, vandalism, thefts of wheelie bins and associated fires in the Bourtreehill area.
"Additional officers have been deployed in the area this weekend and these patrols will continue as will our work with partners, including the North Ayrshire Council Antisocial Behaviour Team, to take action against those involved in crime and antisocial behaviour.
"We have seized quantities of alcohol from underage young people and will continue to work with our partners to tackle the supply of alcohol to young people.
"We will be writing to the parents and carers of young people involved in antisocial behaviour, or present when alcohol has been seized - it is important that they are aware of where their children are and what is taking place when they are out."
Residents in the area are being encouraged to report any incidents of concern to local officers by calling 101 (or 999 in an emergency).
Constable Johnson added "we are committed to working with communities to tackle issues of local concern - the first step is for anyone with any concerns or anyone witnessing an incident to call us. If you see it - report it.
"The reporting of incidents enables us to build an accurate picture of what is taking place in the area."
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