OFFICERS have been patrolling areas in Conwy that have had problems with anti-social behaviour.

NWP West Conwy Coastal said officers have spent 100 hours on foot in certain areas, have taken details of nearly 60 young people, reported people for Covid breaches, undertaken searches and confiscated items.

"These are tough times for us all and our priority is to ensure people and locations remain safe," a spokesperson said.

Earlier this month, the Pioneer reported that a 'hardcore' of young people were repeatedly taking part in anti-social behaviour and breaching coronavirus rules in parts of Conwy.

North Wales Police’s West Conwy team said its officers would be patrolling known hotspots for anti-social behaviour as part of a plan to take a “robust stance” on the issue over the coming weeks.

A joint youth outreach initiative was launched by Conwy County Borough Council and police last year.

Police said that despite the outreach programme, offending has continued.

“Anti-social behaviour may appear to some to be a minor issue, however it can have a major effect on the quality of life of the local community,” a West Conwy police spokesperson said at the time.