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  Children behaving in curfew town
Updated 05 April 2004, 09.51
Kids hanging out
Kids hanging out

Police have reported a peaceful start to a two week curfew which prevents under-16s hanging out in a Cumbrian town after 9pm.

Up to 60 children were spotted on the streets of Wigton, but only two kids needed to be taken home by police officers for breaking the curfew.

The scheme will run until 19 April - the end of the Easter holidays.

Under new laws, police are allowed to break up groups and to take kids home after 9pm if they're not with an adult.

The curfew was brought in after kids misbehaved during the half-term holiday in February.

Young people committed a total of 27 crimes or incidents, police said.

Nasty

A police spokesman said Wigton wasn't a "nasty place".

"The aim of doing this is to improve the quality of life for people here," he added.

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