A CRACKDOWN on antisocial behaviour has been hailed a success after police patrols were increased in problematic areas.

North Yorkshire Police’s Operation CASBIA has seized nine motorbikes and mopeds, issued five warnings for anti-social behaviour on roads, made multiple home visits to parents of children, and the number of crimes involving mopeds dropped by 50 per cent.

Inspector Lee Pointon from the York Neighbourhood Policing team, said: “Operation CASBIA patrols will continue throughout December and will be supported by specialist officers from the Road Policing Group.

“We remind everyone that the use of our roads is a privilege granted to those who obtain the necessary licences and authorisations to do so.

“These rules are there to keep everyone safe, including the vehicle rider or driver.”