POLICE are clamping down on troublesome yobs who are ignoring Anti-Social Behaviour Orders (Asbos).
Some of the youths causing problems on Mirfield's London Park estate are now in custody for flouting Asbos imposed by youth courts.
And police have revealed they are carrying out covert operations to target the others.
They have urged people living on the estate to come forward with information to help police catch the troublemakers.
Parents who allow their children to continually get into trouble face being evicted from their council homes on the estate.
A police team and community support officers, led by community policeman Pc Peter Shields, is working closely with Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing, which manages council housing, to tackle the problems.
High-visibility patrols in the area have run alongside covert work.
This team has been supported by neighbourhood wardens.
Insp Joanne Floyd, of Dewsbury Community Safety Unit, said: "The courts have already imposed Asbos on several youths who have caused problems in the London Park area.
"Some of these youths who have broken the conditions of their Asbos have been given custodial sentences.
"The clear message must be that if young people commit criminal offences, behave in an anti-social way or breach Asbo conditions, they will face the full weight of the law. It is non-negotiable.
"However, this work needs to be sustained - and the people of London Park are the key," she added.
"We want to work with local people to stop the problems created by the minority of young people. To be effective, we need the support of those who witness crimes or anti-social behaviour.
"I am asking people to report matters either to the police or a neighbourhood warden and be prepared to work with us in taking action. We will give people every support possible."
She added: "Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing is playing a significant role by enforcing tenancy regulations and taking action to evict those who allow their children to roam uncontrolled in the area."
Ian Sykes, KNH's nuisance and harassment manager, said: "I fully endorse Inspector Floyd's comments. KNH has always worked closely with other services in partnership, as this is the only way forward to restore order to this area.
"All our tenants have the right to live in quiet enjoyment of their homes. To this end, we will take whatever appropriate action is necessary to deal with those who cause anti-social behaviour.
"However, to do this quickly and successfully, we need the co-operation of tenants and residents," he said.