POLICE tacking yobbish behaviour in Kirklees have carried out dozens of stop searches.
The aim of the campaign, run with Kirklees Council, is to stop anti-social trouble and criminal damage.
The police have been searching people for weapons and anything else that could cause damage.
Officers have so far carried out 89 stop searches in popular public places such as the parks in Batley and Dewsbury and the area’s Greenway.
Dozens of home visits have been made to people in Batley, Birstall, Birkenshaw, Dewsbury and Mirfield, providing literature and advice about summer activities available in their areas.
The aim is to get youngsters to go on them to stop them getting bored and causing trouble.
Insp Nicola Gibson said: “I am delighted at just how successful this initiative has been in the first few days.
"By working closely with our partners we all get to know who or what are causing the problems and therefore we can all work positively together to resolve them.’’
She added: “Alcohol is often the main source which fuels anti-social behaviour and this week 33 off-licences have received informal visits from officers and our partners, with a further 10 being invited to attend responsible retailer training.”
Insp Gibson said under-age youngsters had been sent into some shops to see if they could buy alcohol.
Only one out of six shops was caught out. This was the Best One shop on High Street in Westtown, Dewsbury, and the licensee was given an £80 fixed-penalty notice.