SEVEN youths were dispersed from a group of abandoned buildings in Poole.

Officers from the Poole Community Safety Accredited Scheme have been patrolling the area.

A spokesperson said on Wednesday, June 28: “Poole CSAS have already been busy this week providing a presence around town.

“The team this morning visited group of abandoned buildings from reports of both vulnerable adults sleeping rough in the area and youths damaging and trying to gain entry to the derelict properties.

“A total of seven youths were dealt with and dispersed from the area whilst the individuals taking up residence were given advice and referred towards homelessness services.

“If you witness any antisocial behaviour in your area, please report through to us on 101 either by phone or online.”