A DISPERSAL zone was issued by police at The Hive leisure park in Widnes after boisterous behaviour by troublesome youths.

Police enforced the order around the 24-hour McDonald’s and Bowers Park last night following anti social behaviour by gangs of youngsters.

A spokesman for Widnes Police said:”Widnes Police have issued a dispersal zone around Bowers Park, McDonald’s and the Hive.

“This is due to unacceptable anti-social behaviour and 999 hoax calls from a large group of youths.”

Parents were asked on social media: "Do you know where your children are right at this moment?"