POLICE officers and PCSOs on patrol dispersed a large group of young people gathering at the Bandstand.

They also disrupted a number of people suspected of being involved in drug offences and seized alcohol from people behaving in a disruptive manner in the town centre.

This is part of their crackdown on anti social behaviour.

Officers deployed the Speed Indicator Device (SID) on the seafront from 5.30pm to educate and encourage drivers to slow down, and maintained a presence at Admiral Retail Park following complaints of anti-social driving. Other patrol areas included Gildredge Park, Hampden Park, Princes Park and Old Town Recreation Ground.

On Saturday (October 24), the team continued their activity, patrolling Shinewater Park, Princes Park, Helen Gardens, Gildredge Park, Roselands Park, Old Town Recreation Ground and Hampden Park.

They made two arrests for burglary and issued a Section 59 warning to a motorist driving in an anti-social manner.

Officers also ensured a visible presence in areas that had recently seen a number of deliberate fires, and patrolled Beachy Head and Langney Shopping Centre following reports of noisy cars and motorbikes.