Police have been patrolling anti-social hotspots after residents raised concerns with officers.

Officers from the Bolton North Neighbourhood Team were in the Astley Bridge, Bromley Cross, Bradshaw and Crompton areas to tackle anti-social behaviour.

A spokesman said: "We have been going to locations identified by the community as being an issue for ASB. If you are suffering from ASB, you can report this via our website to make your local officers aware: https://orlo.uk/rR5Jz"

The action forms part of the Darker Nights campaign.

Police have been going to locations identified by the community as being an issue for anti-social behaviour.

The campaign has been brought in to keep people safe as the nights draw in quicker this winter.

GMP has dedicated neighbourhood officers that are deployed in communities across Greater Manchester, working round the clock to keep residents and their properties safe.

Darker Nights is a campaign tackling, burglary, robbery, and vehicle crime as well as anti-social behaviour.

The Bolton News: Police out and about across BoltonPolice out and about across Bolton (Image: GMP)

Chief Superintendent Emily Higham, GMP’s neighbourhood crime lead, said: “The aim of the ‘Darker Nights’ campaign is to provide an insight into what the Force is doing to tackle neighbourhood crime, raise awareness of where incidents are taking place, and provide crime prevention and security advice.

“Throughout the autumn and winter months, our neighbourhood officers will be out in your community conducting high-visibility patrols, executing warrants, and pursuing and arresting offenders that are targeting you, your families, and your homes.”

The Bolton News: Police out and about across Bolton

“We will continue to be proactive in targeting thieves, but we need your help and intelligence so we can act quickly against anyone who may be acting suspiciously in your area.

“We also want to encourage you to consider taking additional security and personal safety steps to help prevent yourself from becoming a victim.”

You can report incidents to GMP via 101, or by using LiveChat on our website. Always dial 999 in an emergency.

Further crime prevention advice is available here: https://www.gmp.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/

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