Police are calling on parents to help combat a rising number of antisocial behaviour incidents - including a bus window being smashed while it was in service.
Yobs hurled a missile through a window of a number one Stagecoach bus while it was in Seaton Carew last Monday night.
We would welcome any information on who may be responsible for this dangerous actionCleveland Police
One Mail reader, who did not wish to be named, complained of antisocial behaviour in Seaton and across other parts of the town including cars being broken into at night, intimidating groups of youths roaming the streets, and playing games of chicken on busy roads.
Police say there are ongoing antisocial behaviour and criminal damage issues in Jesmond ward, and also of theft from motor vehicles and bike thefts in Manor House ward.
A Stagecoach North East spokesperson said: “We can confirm that an incident involving an object being thrown at a Stagecoach vehicle in Seaton Carew took place at around 18.20 on 13th February, and fortunately nobody was harmed on board the bus.
“The safety of our passengers and drivers is our number one priority. As standard, our buses are fitted with CCTV to enable a full investigation and we are assisting the police with their enquiries.”
Cleveland Police said: “We are continuing our inquiries into the incident where an object was thrown at a bus and would welcome any information on who may be responsible for this dangerous action.
“Regarding the other allegations of antisocial behaviour, we will always monitor where this is reported to be taking place and deploy our resources accordingly.
“Tackling antisocial behaviour remains a priority and we will not tolerate those who cause misery to the majority of law abiding residents.
“We would encourage parents and carers to ask their children where they are going and what they are doing as it appears that young people are responsible for much of the antisocial behaviour committed last week.”
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.