A MOPED with links to anti-social behaviour was seized by police in Bolton this afternoon.

Officers were patrolling Bolton North on Monday May 17 when they came across a blue moped with reported links of anti-social behaviour.

It has now been seized by police as checks revealed it was a stolen vehicle.

A Greater Manchester Police spokesperson said: "Officers from Bolton North neighbourhood team have seized this moped that's been involved anti social behaviour in the area.

"A quick check on the vehicle found this was an outstanding stolen."

It comes as Operation Arden has seen police patrolling particular hotspots in Bolton where young people congregate and disturb residents.

Bolton's chief inspector, Mike Russell, has reassured residents that police do have a targeted response to incidents of anti-social behaviour.

He said in a statement: "GMP and our local partners have listened to the concerns from residents of Bolton and have developed a targeted response to tackle anti-social behaviour.

"Communities should be safe and reassuring places for everyone, so I want to assure people that we are dedicated to tackling this kind of behaviour and are proactively working with partners to take a swift and robust approach."