Saturday's Echo has a piece about one 15-year old who was stopped in his tracks by the Dispersal Order in Nightingale Avenue.
The story dispels a number of myths. Firstly that there is pro-active policing around the town (he was arrested twice in Nightingale Avenue under the Dispersal Order powers and then again in Yarm Road). Secondly, the Police do take anti-social bike riding seriously, and this was one of the charges to which he has now pleaded guilty.
In Yarm Road, he was found to be carrying a knife. Whatever sentence the magistrates impose, I'm sure he's learnt that causing bother for residents in Springfield is very likely to land him in court.