POLICE in Chipping Norton are cracking down on anti-social behaviour, according to the latest police report.

Revealing the news to town councillors at Monday night's meeting, PC Phil Willis said there had been anti-social behaviour at the Co-op with youths congregation on the stairs by the escalator.

"They're causing a bit of a nuisance there," he said.

But councillor David Heyes leapt to the defence of the town's young people.

"I came through the arcade and there must have been 15 to 16 teenagers playing music," he said. "They were perfectly well behaved."

In response, PC Willis added it was not the issue of the youngsters being there that was the problem.

"They've been throwing things around, causing litter and kicking a football around," he said. "But I'm glad it's not all negative."