REPORTED anti-social behaviour in the town centre has dropped by nearly a third since the introduction of a dedicated police team.

Barnsley West LPT say there has been a 29% reduction in reported anti-social behaviour in the town centre since the team were introduced in May. 

They also say that there has been a 26% reduction in shoplifting since they came in. 

The team were introduced after a spate of anti-social incidents in and around the town centre, particularly in Peel Square.