CHIPPENHAM Police has said it is "aware of concerns" regarding ongoing anti-social behaviour in the town involving a group of young people. 

This newspaper reported earlier this month that two teenage tearaways were terrorising the town’s businesses and residents.

The force posted on Facebook to say that it knows this sort of criminal behaviour "is incredibly frustrating for local residents", but added that the neighbourhood policing team is aware of the issues and "is working hard to resolve it". 

It added: "As always, we would urge people to report information to us, so that we can take action, but we would ask people not to speculate about the issues, or use social media to try to identify the young people who may be responsible.

"All this does is cause further issues for the children involved and potentially hinders the work we are doing to resolve the issues."

It also said it is working closely with a number of partners as part of its ongoing enquiries.

"If you see a crime in progress or it is an emergency please call 999. If you have general information about ongoing issues please report this to the local neighbourhood team by calling 101 or visiting our website.

"Thank you for your ongoing cooperation."