Police in Westhoughton found a number of laughing gas cannisters after searching a vehicle.

Greater Manchester Police officers in the Bolton West district were patrolling hotspot areas for anti-social behaviour (ASB) where they came across a vehicle on Church Street. 

The vehicle was searched and officers say a number of nitrous oxide cannisters were seized.

Nitrous oxide, better known as laughing gas or hippy crack, has been known to pose the risk of serious side effects to users who inhale it, such as neurological and cardiovascular harm, respiratory issues, anxiety, addiction and memory loss.

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Meanwhile, another vehicle was seized on Bolton Road, near the water tower.

The driver of the vehicle was reported for having no insurance.  

A spokesperson from GMP Bolton West said: "Officers from the Westhoughton Neighbourhood Team were out and about patrolling ASB hotspot areas.

"A vehicle was seized on Bolton Road (water tower) as it was not insured. The driver was reported for driving with no insurance.

"Another vehicle was searched off Church Street and a number of nitrous oxide cannisters were seized."