A DEDICATED policing team will be targeting Kendray yobs who are intimidating locals.

An increasing number of reports about a gang of teenagers congregating on the streets and being abusive.

There's also been reports of them throwing stones at vehicles.

Inspector Julie Mitchell from the Barnsley West Local Policing Team said: "The behaviour of these young people is completely unacceptable and their actions, particularly stones being thrown at buses and cars, puts the safety of other members of the public at risk.

"We will not tolerate this criminality and there will be increased patrols in the area in the coming weeks to identify those individuals involved.

"When identified, these young people risk being arrested and could end up with a criminal conviction.

"I wish to reassure the community in Kendray that we are aware of the significant impact of this crime on your daily lives and we are working incredibly hard to ensure that this does not continue."

If you have concerns about antisocial behaviour or have any information about those involved in these incidents, you can speak to a local officer on patrol or call 101.