Two youths were arrested in Prestatyn yesterday (June 13) following reports of anti-social behaviour.

A dispersal order was in place in Prestatyn town centre until 7.30pm yesterday following youth-related anti-social behaviour.

It came following an escalation in reports of criminal damage and public order offences in the retail park area on Tuesday evening, June 11.

A number of young people were directed to leave the area last night following some further reports of anti-social behaviour.

A 16-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of hate related public order, criminal damage and theft, while a 12-year-old boy was also arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage to a police vehicle.

Both have been released on police bail with conditions prohibiting them from entering Prestatyn Retail Park.

Temporary Inspector Ben Garnett said: “I want to reassure the community that we are taking this matter seriously and that anti-social behaviour is unacceptable and won’t be tolerated.

“An increased police presence will continue in the area to deter any further incidents.

“We appreciate and recognise the detrimental impact incidents have on the community and ask anyone with concerns about anti-social behaviour in Prestatyn to get in touch with officers at the earliest opportunity.”