A CRACKDOWN on antisocial behaviour has been launched following reports of youngsters causing distress to residents.

More Thames Valley Police officers will be seen patrolling around Sandhurst today to prevent groups of youths from causing antisocial behaaviour. 

A Section 34 dispersal order has been issued and it is effective until 8.50pm tonight (Monday, May 3).

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It comes after a number of complaints from members of the community regarding groups of individuals gathering in local areas.

The order means that any groups or individuals that have caused, is causing or is likely to cause anti-social behaviour or behave in a manner that causes alarm or distress, will be issued with a Section 35 notice, requiring them to leave the area.

Police said: "The Bracknell and Wokingham neighbourhood police team will be patrolling the area, so expect a larger than normal police presence."