Several antisocial behaviour hotspots were targeted by police in Bolton on Saturday with one person taken into custody suspected of  ‘drink driving’.

During a night of action, the Bolton North Neighbourhood Team and Special Constabulary patrolled the Bolton area and responded to reports of antisocial behaviour.

Over the evening, officers were called to reports of a car which had allegedly crashed into a garden wall in Smithills.

Greater Manchester Police officers said the driver was arrested for 'drink driving' and taken to hospital before going into police custody.

Tonge Moor was also targeted by officers.

Police reported a driver travelling at 50mph and answered reports of two people acting suspiciously in a garden.

Officers attended and said there was no trace of anyone, nothing had been stolen, and no damage was caused.

The team also spent time in Harwood after complaints made by the community regarding Brookfield Lane.

Police visited the area throughout the evening after the community reported antisocial behaviour and drug use. 

On one occasion, a group of “much younger and quicker youths” ran off and officers said: “Residents were happy to see us in the area targeting the issues they’ve reported to us”.

The team also received reports of a large number of youths gathering in Bromley Cross.

Officers said they spoke to many of the youths and moved them away from local shops.

A Greater Manchester Police spokesperson said: “The Bolton North Neighbourhood Team were assisted by the Special Constabulary last night in patrolling the Bolton area and responding to reports of anti-social behaviour.

“In between attending all these incidents, we also patrolled the Astley Bridge, Crompton, Halliwell and Egerton areas.”