Ch Insp Nick Gunatilleke and Frank Field
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MP Frank Field blames parents for 'yob culture' in Birkenhead

Parents are to blame for anti-social behaviour in Birkenhead, the town's MP said after joining police on patrol.

Labour's Frank Field went out on Friday after claiming the town was becoming "like Beirut" due to a failure to tackle "yob culture".

Mr Field attended one incident in Shaw Street where a "gang was causing mayhem in the streets".

New legislation is needed "that warmly shakes them by the throat," he said.

BBC North West Today's Clare Fallon reports.

  • 12 Jan 2015