A FALL in antisocial behaviour incidents has been noted by police tasked with reducing crime in a Barnsley village.

The Barnsley South East Neighbourhood Policing Team revealed more patrols have been carried out to allay Thurnscoe residents’ concerns at all times of the day.

Officers are also liaising with Stagecoach, the bus operator which stopped services through the area during evenings after yobs targeted the vehicles.

A police spokesperson said: “We have noticed a decline in the number of issues we have been having throughout the Dearne, especially in the Thurnscoe area.

“We have upped our patrols at all times of day and into the late evening when the problems are more prevalent.

“We have also had new cameras installed to help identify any people causing the issues.

“We’re also working closely with Stagecoach due to the services being stopped at certain times.

“We urge members of the public to report any problems either via 101, online or Crimestoppers.”