COUNCILLORS are calling for a meeting with senior police officers to discuss crime in Westhoughton.

Members of the town council will discuss whether representatives from Greater Manchester Police should be contacted after the concerns were raised about a 'crime wave' before the end of last year.

It came after PCs Paul Griffiths and Phil Burrows spoke at a town council meeting in November after councillors asked them to attend.

They raised a number of problems with covering the town, including the cut in officer numbers in the town and the closure of the police station.

PC Griffiths and PC Burrows are now based at Horwich Police Station in Middlebrook.

The item on the agenda for tomorrow night's meeting reads: "Following the meeting with PCs Griffiths and Burrows and the issues identified from the meeting together with the crime wave which affecting Westhoughton that the Town Council request a meeting with senior officers of GMP to discuss policing in Westhoughton."

Another item also requests a meeting with Bolton West MP Chris Green 'given the issues arising from the reduction of GMP officer numbers by more than 2,000'.

The meeting will be held in Westhoughton Town Hall in Market Street on Monday at 7pm.