POLICE dealt with six groups of youths flouting the latest coronavirus rules and causing anti-social behaviour.

Officers were called to the Marsh playing fields in Weymouth yesterday.

A spokesman for Weymouth and Portland Police said: "Neighbourhood Policing Officers have attended the area of The Marsh behind Knightsdale Swimming Pool on proactive patrols due to ongoing reports of anti-social behaviour in the area.

"Six separate groups of children have been moved on and given words of advice in regards to the new government guidelines.

"Officers will continue to patrol the area to deter anti-social behaviour."