North Wales Police have requested that parents “know the whereabouts” of their teenagers this half term after numerous reports of anti-social behaviour in Bangor.

Police have been liaising with local schools in Bangor recently after reports of children shoplifting and drinking dangerous amounts of alcohol.

Parents had been informed that complaints have been received from stores including B&M and New Look about the behaviour of children in those shops in the evenings.

Children as young as 12 have also been taking part in drinking sessions in Brewery Fields and on Bangor Mountain. The children involved have been drinking dangerous quantities of alcohol, with one 13 year-old having to spend two weeks in hospital as a result of becoming so drunk he ate broken glass

Police warned parents: “With half term upon us we are requesting that parents are aware of their teenagers whereabouts following recent numerous reports of anti–social behaviour in and around the area.

“Groups are coming from various areas to congregate in Bangor causing problems.

“We will be out patrolling but we are simply urging parents to know where their children are, what they are up to and who are they going to be with.”