POLICE reported a relatively quiet weekend in the Tang Hall area of York, after hundreds of residents were sent letters warning them about misbehaving youths.

Two calls were received by police yesterday teatime from residents complaining about youngsters letting off noisy fireworks in the Tang Hall Lane and Melrosegate area, but no damage was reported.

The Evening Press reported on Saturday how leaflets had been sent out to hundreds of council tenants, warning them that they could lose their homes for breaking their tenancy agreement if they let their children behave in criminal or anti-social activity.

The leaflet, compiled by the Safer York Partnership, said police and City of York Council were extremely concerned about recent incidents of verbal and physical intimidation, vandalism, criminal damage to properties and cars and drug-taking and alcohol abuse.

Residents told the Evening Press that hooliganism had reached crisis levels, with a band of children "destroying" the area.

Updated: 11:06 Monday, October 20, 2003