New clampdown on louts

PERCHED on the window ledge at a crime scene, Ipswich youngsters proudly claimed responsibility for vandalism which cost thousands of pounds.The scene is an Ipswich estate which has been plagued by anti-social behaviour but where police are determined to lead a fightback.

PERCHED on the window ledge at a crime scene, Ipswich youngsters proudly claimed responsibility for vandalism which cost thousands of pounds.

The scene is an Ipswich estate which has been plagued by anti-social behaviour but where police are determined to lead a fightback.

Parents were warned: if you don't control your youngsters, you'll lose your homes.

Ipswich Council has vowed to tackle the catalogue of problems in the area by turfing unruly families out of their council homes, in line with a government crackdown on anti-social behaviour.

The moves come as the police, councils, and government say they are determined to crackdown on anti-social behaviour that makes life a misery for other residents.

For the full story see tonight's Evening Star.