POLICE received reports of a large group of youngsters carrying weapons in Lower Gornal last night (Wednesday).

The calls were received at around 8:40pm but by the time officers arrived, the group had already dispersed.

Superintendent Lee Kendrick from Dudley neighbourhood policing unit said: “We are aware of concerns about anti-social behaviour in the area and the local neighbourhood team are working with residents to address these issues.

“I would encourage people to report their concerns to us.

"We have additional patrols in place over the coming weeks as part of our Darker Nights campaign.”

He added: “Working with partners, we continue to work hard to make this area a better place to live for the residents.”