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Arsons and youth disorder in King George playing fields, Pennywell
Extra patrols were put in the area. Your local Neighbourhood Police Team worked alongside Gentoo, Sunderland Council's Anti-Social Behaviour Team and the Fire Brigade to target persistent offenders.
A number of different tactics were used to identify offenders and dispersal orders were put in place. The issues were also raised in the media and received front page coverage.
As a result the number of incidents in the park has fell by 50%.