POLICE are working to tackle “youths causing issues”.

Officers in Lewes say they are aware problems have been reported in the Seahaven areas in the past few weeks.

In response they say they are paying “visits to known individuals” and are increasing patrols.

A Sussex Police spokesman said: “These increased patrols have been taking place both day and night. Whilst these continue, no one knows your neighbourhood quite like you do.

“If you have any concerns within your local community around antisocial behaviour, or youth related disorder, please report it directly to us”

Dedicated antisocial behaviour patrols are taking place in “hot spot areas” .

If you witness anything, contact the service by calling 101, emailing 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk, or visiting their website socsi.in/3wzs8.

The spokesman added: “Remember if an offence is occurring, or there is an immediate danger to you or those around you, always call 999.

“Work is ongoing to address your concerns, including work with local councils and partner agencies.”

In September, The Argus reported how a pregnant teen was hit in the stomach with a hammer after brawls erupted in Newhaven.

Gangs of youths armed with weapons fought in the street across the town. The 16-year-old girl from Newhaven suffered no serious injuries.