Drunken yobs behaving “like occupying armies” are turning town centres into no-go areas after dark, the chairman of an influential committee of MPs says.
Conservative MP Edward Leigh said anti-social behaviour in England and Wales was costing £3.4bn a year.
The public accounts committee said the Home Office had not researched which anti-social behaviour measures brought in since 1997 were most effective.
But the government said tackling the problem remained “a top priority”.
Yobs ‘making towns no-go areas’