London, August 16: Children, as young as three, have got warning letters from police for playing outside their homes.
One 3-year-old girl's parents were stunned when they heard that their neighbours had complained about 'intimidating behaviour.'
An official letter sent by the police seems to accuse Caidence Leadbetter of antisocial behaviour while playing outside her house, Metro.co.uk reported.
Her friends - seven-year-old Ellie-Louise and sister Isabel, four - also seemed to have been implicated.
Their mother, Claire Cox, from Solihull, West Midlands, said that the letter implies that the kids could be given Anti-Social Behaviour Order (Asbos).
Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) Allan Cameron wrote to the kids' parents, telling them that there were reports of 'a rise in antisocial behaviour,' describing 'minor damage to trees and trampling of plants underfoot' by 'large groups of kids as 'slightly intimidating to elderly neighbours' and said the council would be informed about any subsequent damage.
West Midlands Police has now reassured the parents of the young children that they are not going to face Asbos. (ANI)