POLICE are to crackdown on anti-social behaviour in Dursley during the summer months.

Drink-related crime surges in the warmer months and Operation Focus is looking to curtail the damage and nuisance caused to residents.

The initiative will run throughout the months of May, June, July and August and will include officers targeting persistent offenders but also educating 12- 17-year-olds with a DVD, called Damage Done, it doesn’t just happen’.

The DVD highlights the profound negative physical and emotional effects that anti-social behaviour can have.

Chief inspector Andy Poole said: “It is essential that those engaged in anti social activities are challenged regarding their behaviour.

"We will offer an educational route to those who are receptive and respond to incidents for which it is proportionate to do so, however, for those not willing to engage with this process, a formal prosecution is to be expected."