FOUR youths have been charged "with a variety of disorder offences" in Selkirk.

Over the past two weekends, police have patrolled five Borders towns in a bid to clamp down on anti-social behaviour.

As well as seizing alcohol from a group of youngsters in Eyemouth, officers charged a group of youngsters following incidents in Selkirk on Saturday (September 26).

A spokesperson for Police Scotland said: "Over the past two weekends the Community Policing Team and Scottish Borders Community Action Team have been undertaking patrols in various towns across the Scottish Borders including Eyemouth, Kelso, Peebles, Selkirk and Hawick – in relation to youth anti-social behaviour.

"We are continuing to see a rise in reported youth anti-social behaviour across the Borders in particular at the weekends and involving groups of youths consuming alcohol.

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Picture: Alcohol was seized by police in Eyemouth

"Saturday, September 26 saw groups of youths attend Selkirk from a variety of towns across the Scottish Borders and become involved in small pockets of disorder throughout the evening.

"Those youths spoken with will receive letters home in the coming week and four youths have been charged with a variety of disorder offences.

"To help reduce the impact anti-social behaviour has on our communities we look to parents to help by ensuring they know where their children are and who they are out with along with highlighting the dangers of alcohol abuse can have on young persons.

"If anybody has information on the sale of alcohol to youths we would ask that you contact Police Scotland on 101 or via our website ‘Contact Us’ portal.

"You can also report anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or by completing their online form."