Night-time gangs spark concern

Police tape
Police tape

TWO areas within Wombwell and Darfield will receive extra police attention after residents reported anti-social behaviour.

Netherwood Park and Barnsley Road were named as priority areas at a PACT meeting on Tuesday, following a spate of calls to police.

Over 100 youths were seen in Netherwood Park at night and were checked out by police who found no evidence of alcohol or drugs.

Sgt Phil Jenkinson said he thought the new meeting place was as a result of Netherwood ALC opening. The park will be monitored.