Page last updated at 09:38 GMT, Sunday, 7 September 2008 10:38 UK

Town curfew is coming to an end

Police and teenagers in Redruth
Officers said there had been less anti-social behaviour

A voluntary youth curfew which has been running for six weeks in a Cornish town comes to an end on Sunday.

Operation Goodnight in Redruth was part of a campaign to reduce anti-social behaviour over the summer holidays.

Parents were urged to have under-10s home by 2000 BST and 10 to 16-year-olds off the streets by 2100 BST.

Local people will now have the chance to give their views. Police say initial results are good and there has been a reduction in anti-social behaviour.

There has also been a reduction in the number of juvenile victims of crime.

No official figures have been released yet, but officers said there appeared to have been greater parental supervision.

Pc Marc Griffin from Devon and Cornwall Police said: "A community update will take place on Monday 8th September 2008 between 4pm and 5pm at the Kabin, Strawberry Lane, Redruth.

"This event will allow the partners involved in the delivery of Operation Goodnight to thank the community for making the initiative the success it appears to have been."

Other forces across England are monitoring the success of the scheme.




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