The initiative gives the victims of crime a say on how an offender is dealt with. In this case, the teenagers, who were aged between 17 and 20, all agreed to return to the site last month to spend a day working with the National Trust.

Pc Andy Crosthwaite, from Chapel-en-le-Frith police, said: "They created a right mess up there, but in fairness they all turned up and did a decent days work, and some of them probably enjoyed it.

"It was good for the National Trust to get something positive from it, because they had 20 people working for them for free. And the teenagers were able to reflect on their actions."

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