POLICE have issued a warning after several reports of anti-social behaviour at Spinning Gate Shopping Centre in Leigh.

Officers say there have been incidents reported such as youths riding through the centre on bicycles.

Most of the reports have been made on Sundays or in evenings at around 4.45pm.

Anyone caught riding through the centre will have their bike seized, police have warned.

A police spokesman said: "The reports include youths riding through the centre on bikes.

"This is not only a nuisance for the staff and management at the centre, but also dangerous for shoppers, many of whom are elderly or with young children.

"This behaviour is unacceptable and will not be tolerated, especially in the busy run up to Christmas.

"We urge all parents and guardians to please know where your children and teenagers are at all times.

"Anyone caught engaging in anti-social behaviour will be dealt with accordingly.

"Police will be seizing the bicycles of anyone caught riding through the centre and parents will be notified and asked to attend to collect bikes.

"Please help us keep the centre a safe and pleasant place for all whom shop and work there."