PATROLS to deter anti-social behaviour and engage with youngsters in an Anglesey village are continuing.

Officers issued four dispersal notices in one weekend.

Over recent weeks, members of the public have reported to the police and local council that groups of up to 100 are congregating during Friday and weekend evenings.

The football ground has been subjected to damage and there is evidence of underage drinking and taking of controlled substances.

North Wales Police said it is 'worrying' that young people aged 14 to 17 remain out as late as 3am.

Acting Inspector Ian Roberts, of the local policing team, said: “Working with our Special Constabulary colleagues, the neighbourhood team have dedicated their time to patrolling Llanfairpwll and surrounding areas.

“Enforcement is always the last option and we have tried to engage with the young people to educate them on the concerns raised by the community.

“As part of the patrols, officers have taken children, who have been acting in an anti-social manner, home and provided advice to parents.

"Following intelligence received, young people have been stopped and searched under the Misuse of Drugs Act. In addition, last weekend four young people were issued with dispersal notices not to return to a specified area for 48 hours.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank members of the community who have stopped officers whilst on patrol to provide information as well as thank the local schools for their co-operation.”

Since officers attended a meeting on September 24, police have only received one call to report anti-social behaviour in the village.

Teams will continue to patrol Llanfairpwll and nearby villages this weekend.

Anybody who witnesses anti-social behaviour is urged to contact officers on 101 or via the live webchat.