Ten teenage boys have been warned after causing trouble at an allotment.
The boys, aged 13 or 14, according to police, were behaving antisocially on an allotment in Worthing Road, Littlehampton.
Police discovered damage to a greenhouse, a shed and allotment owners’ vegetable plots on Tuesday evening.
One boy is being dealt with by community resolution and will pay compensation to the victims and write letters of apology.
The other nine will be written to by Sussex Police and the antisocial behaviour team of Arun District Council telling the children to behave.
Sergeant Ian Cheesman, from Arun neighbourhood policing team, said: “These sort of incidents have a detrimental impact on the local community in terms of their time and cost to them.
“There is no clear reason why the youths engaged in this antisocial and criminal behaviour.
“We would reiterate the importance of members of the public calling us at the time that they witness incidents and hope that the local youth community will understand that this behaviour is criminal and antisocial and will be dealt with robustly.”