Two teenage girls have been given criminal behaviour orders after assaulting staff at a McDonald's restaurant.

On September 4 two teenage girls, who were part of a larger group of youths, entered the McDonalds restaurant in High Road, Finchley, and began throwing bottles at customers.

The group were asked to leave but they refused, and assaulted staff by kicking and punching them.

Barnet Police were called and the two teenage girls were identified, charged, and found guilty of assault by beating at Willesden Youth Court on December 15.

Jane Tuffin, of the Barnet anti-social behaviour team, said: "This is an excellent example of the results that can be gained when businesses and police work together.

"We work hard to ensure that incidents that could be perceived as minor, are dealt with properly and that the impact upon victims is placed at the forefront of our investigations. Acts of antisocial behaviour and violence cannot be allowed to blight the lives of those working and living in our communities.

"We are pleased that the court supported us in gaining criminal behaviour orders that are intended to reduce crime and designed to support these young people from further offending."

Both girls were given six month referral orders, criminal behaviour orders and one was also issued a curfew to remain in her home between 8pm and 7am.

Conditions of their CBOs, which must be adhered to over three years, include not entering any McDonald's restaurants in the borough except with parental supervision, not associating with those specified in the order, and not using an abusive language or behaviour towards any McDonald's staff within Barnet.