SEVEN people were arrested in a clampdown on yobs who have been plaguing a village.

Police today vowed to continue their battle against the troublemakers in Golcar.

In a joint operation with Kirklees Council, one person was evicted from their home for breach of tenancy rules on anti-social behaviour.

Another seven tenants were given warnings about their behaviour.

The operation was launched in the Sycamore Avenue area of Golcar after mounting complaints.

Residents complained of vandalism, threatening behaviour from youths, abandoned cars, graffiti and other problems.

Sgt Steven Holberry, of Huddersfield police community safety department, said: "We have been working with other agencies to track down local offenders and disrupt their activities.

"Anti-social behaviour impacts adversely on the lives of many people.

"It can cause misery and distress and undermine people's confidence and quality of life."

The seven arrests came in an operation spanning several days in Golcar.

One person was arrested on suspicion of burglary and three for criminal damage.

A further three were arrested because they were people wanted for previous suspected offences.

Fifteen vehicles were clamped for various offences and one was removed for causing an obstruction.

One person was reported for a driving licence offence.

Police and police community support officers carried out high-visibility patrols in the area.

The initiative also involved the local schools officer along with traffic wardens and two officers using off-road bikes.

Housing officers visited eight people living in council homes about breaches of the anti-social behaviour rules in their tenancy agreements.

One property was repossessed.

Formal contracts promising acceptable behaviour were drawn up for four tenants to sign.

But one person has already been accused of breaching the terms and an anti-social behaviour order is being sought.

A failure to comply with such an order could result in jail, said police.

Police said they would continue to keep a watch on the streets of Golcar.