A NEW police team is tackling 20 of Barnsley's most anti-social families.

The team, which includes a police officer and council officers, was established to tackle issues such as anti-social behaviour, getting children back into school and reducing the demand placed on the emergency services.

A list of 20 families were identified as causing a negative impact on their neighbours and the local community.

Using police and civil powers, the team are able to work on a case-by-case basis to establish the cause of the issues created by each family.

A spokesperson said: "They conduct warrants, utilise CCTV cameras and issue warning notices.

"So far the team have issued 14 anti-social behaviour contracts, one anti-social behaviour order (ASBO), seven community protection notices and 16 tenancy warning letters."

If you have been affected by any of the issues, contact police by calling 101.