Police will be rolling out new powers in a Birmingham suburb later this month to tackle yobs who cause misery for residents.

Officers will be able to disperse groups of youths in Shard End who are causing a nuisance to others by using new regulations available under the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003.

Following authorisation between the police and the local authority, officers now have the power to arrest anyone in a group of two or more people who is acting unruly and refuses to disperse.

Notices displaying the exact areas will be displayed in the streets.

West Midlands Pc Mark Watson, from Shard End Neighbourhood Team, said: "Police will use these powers to tackle anyone acting in an anti-social manner, regardless of age."