Cumbria Police ran an operation on Monday night to tackle anti social behaviour in Workington and Maryport.

Two male youths were seen damaging Christmas lights in Workington and both were arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and public order.

Officers also assisted in the arrest of a 36 year old woman who was arrested on suspicion of theft.

Sergeant Scott Adam said "We have still seen a number of incidents of anti-social behaviour and are continuing to run these operations to tackle the issues.

"Antisocial behaviour will not be tolerated by the police and partners. It creates a blight in society, negatively affecting individuals, their wider families, and whole communities.

"Parents can all support this by asking where their children are going, we would also encourage the public to continue to report anti-social behaviour as this is the best way to direct resources to the right areas to combat these incidents.

Anti social behaviour is an issue for neighbourhood policing teams and they have been doing their best to tackle it.

This follows multiple reports in recent weeks of youths causing issues in town centres.

Over the course of the operation the Police have been engaging with shops and entertainment venues.

The officers on duty said that they were also subject to verbal abuse.

They issued three It's Your Choice forms, which are used to update parents on the behaviour of children that falls below criminal.

This results in letters being sent home, home visits and intervention work to try and change behaviour.

Cumbria Police have urged anyone with any information regarding anti-social behaviour is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.