Police on patrol in areas of the borough plagued by anti-social behaviour

Police have been patrolling hot-spots for anti-social behaviour as they aim to stamp out the problem.

Friday, 5th March 2021, 7:48 pm
Updated Friday, 5th March 2021, 8:06 pm

They visited areas in the borough on Friday where residents have reported issues with nuisance behaviour as part of an initiative with other organisations.

A police spokesman said: "As part of the continued operation between police, Wigan Council and partners to tackle anti-social behaviour, the Atherton, Tyldelsey, Astley and Mosley Common neighbourhood team have, this afternoon and evening, been patrolling the problematic and repeat locations. Areas visited this evening include Howe Bridge Leisure Centre, Cambridge Street, Central Park, Wigan Road Park and Market Street, Atherton. Officers have also been patrolling Firs Park, Leigh and other hot-spot locations. We will continue to patrol these areas into the night to tackle the issue.

"I would like to thank all the residents who have reported their concerns to us already, and would encourage people to continue to do so, particularly if they have specific information about known individuals who are involved, so that we can take appropriate action."

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Police will continue their patrols

People are asked to contact the police by calling 101 or through Greater Manchester Police's website, rather than raising concerns on social media.

Alternative, contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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