Police in Bolton have issued an update on its campaign to prevent violence against women and girls. 

GMP Bolton South say its officers have been carrying out patrols and visits in the town centre as part of Operation Lioness. 

The operation was launched by Greater Manchester Police (GMP) and aims to tackle violence against women and girls on nights out.

Police says an officer has undertaken activities such as visiting licenced premises, completing stop checks and engaging with Bolton Council for CCTV access. 

A spokesperson for GMP Bolton South said: "Over the last few days PC Day has been engaged in Operation Lioness in Bolton town centre.

"Operation Lioness is an operation focused on the safety of women and girls in Bolton town centre and looks to prevent violence against women and girls.

"Whilst engaged in Op Lioness, PC Day completed visits to licenced premises, completed stop checks on individuals and vehicles and engaged with some of our partner agencies such as the council operated CCTV control rooms who assist us with monitoring incidents in and around the town centre.

"These are an example of some of the methods used to ensure Bolton town centre is a safe place for all to work, socialise and live."