A 48-hour dispersal order has been issued for Rhymney
The dispersal order is now in effect and will be in place until 4pm tomorrow, Thursday 9 February.
The order covers the areas shown on the map, including Rhymney high street, the skate park and roads around the Family Shopper.
Source: Google Maps
It gives officers extra powers to direct groups to leave the area if their behaviour is likely to contribute to disorder or cause harassment, alarm or distress to members of the public.
If they return to that area after being moved on, they face being arrested.
The order was put in place following reports of anti-social behaviour in the area.
Inspector Lysha Thompson said:
"We've recently seen a rise in anti-social behaviour in the area, which is completely unacceptable.
"Our neighbourhood policing teams will continue to patrol the area and take action against anyone intent on behaving disorderly or in an anti-social manner.
“We’d ask that parents ensure they know where their children are at all times, particularly while the dispersal order is in effect. I'd also urge members of the public to report any concerns they have about anti-social behaviour to us by calling 101.”