POLICE have been out on patrol in areas of Bolton where violent crime has taken place as part of a new operation.

Operation Valiant has been launched to tackle violent crime.

Earlier this week officers were on patrol in Division Street, Bolton.

By stepping up patrols, the police operation aims to reduce personal robberies by deterring offenders and educating the public about the risks and different steps they can use to keep themselves safe.

As part of the initiative officers are working with Transport for Greater Manchester to keep passengers on public transport safe and pass on key safety message as well as tackling criminal behaviour.