A VEHICLE has been tipped on to its roof after a neighbourhood was hit with numerous cases of anti-social behaviour.

Police say they have put a dispersal notice in place in Chapelford, Great Sankey tonight, Friday, following reports of anti-social behaviour.

Officers say they have had reports of vehicles being damaged. Meanwhile, another has been tipped on to its roof.

Police have issued a stern warning after the incidents tonight, October 30, known as 'Mischief Night'.

A statement issued by police said: "We have now received reports of vehicles being damaged on Chapelford, and in one confirmed case a vehicle has been tipped over onto its roof.

"Parents, if your children are out now is the time to call them home.

"The evidence gathering team have been deployed to the area to deal with and identify youths involved. Positive and robust action will be taken."

Dispersal orders were introduced as part of the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003. They provide the police with the extra powers to break up groups of two or more people, where they believe their behaviour is causing a nuisance, harassment or distress.