Police are urging parents and guardians to be vigilant after an increase in anti-social behaviour.

Police in Weymouth and Portland have said they have seen an an increase in reported anti-social behaviour involving young people in recent weeks.

Hotspots include Weymouth town centre, The Marsh and and the shopping precinct at Littlemoor.

A spokesman for Weymouth and Portland Neighbourhood Policing Team remind parents action will be taken when anti-social behaviour is reported.

The spokesman said: "Parents or guardians of those involved will be visited by officers to discuss the behaviour of the individual.

"Details will be passed to anti-social behaviour caseworkers within the Dorset Council Partnerships Community Safety Team. If a young person repeatedly comes to light a tiered approach will be taken to address their behaviour."

Officers from the Neighbourhood Team will be conducting regular patrols of the areas affected and where necessary will return young people to their home address or will contact their parents or guardians so that they can collect them.

Members of the public are asked to report any incidents of anti-social behaviour to Dorset Police by calling 101 or email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk