MORE than a dozen parents have been visited after young yobs turned on police last night.

Officers were abused at Radcliffe Metrolink Station by gangs of youths which led to a dispersal order being issued, making the station, including the car park a no go zone for large group of youths.

Police have been patrolling the station for a number of weeks in response to residents concerns about anti-social behaviour.

Officers have so far doorstepped 15 parents about their child's behaviour.

A spokesman for GMP Bury North said: "Police Officers and Metrolink staff have been deployed to the area this weekend due to concerns from local residents regarding anti-social behaviour there at night.

"During this disorder, PCSOs and Police Constables issued multiple 'directions to leave' in order to disperse the crowd. Eventually the crowd did disperse and details of the trouble causers were taken.

"During the incident, one juvenile was arrested for failing to disperse and for a Public Order offence.

"Later on, whilst assisting Metrolink staff on the platform, one officer was driven at by a male on an electric scooter. This male was attempting to flee Metrolink staff as he had failed to purchase a ticket to use the service. The scooter was subsequently seized.

"This weekend a total of 15 parents have been visited by Police with regards to their children's behaviour and there are further parents to be visited."

He added: "Police Neighbourhood patrols will continue to deploy to the tram stop in order to support Metrolink staff and members of the public."