THE number of reported anti-social behaviour incidents in the Leigh West area in April reduced by 35 per cent than the same month last year.

In April 2018 there were 49 anti-social incidents including fires, which went down to 32 last month.

Reported burglaries in the area reduced from 16 to 11 in the 12-month period while vehicle crimes reduced from eight to five.

There were no drugs-related incidents reported in April compared to one at the same time last year.

Officers and council partners ran a week of action in the Glebe Street and Gordon Street areas from April 8 to 12 where three drugs warrants were executed.

A range of other incidents were dealt with during the week too.

Leigh Neighbourhood Sergeant Adele Colborne said: "We will continue to patrol these areas with our primary concern being the safety and wellbeing of all residents and business owners, ensuring Leigh West is a safe and pleasant place to live and work.

"As well as the continued action against ASB, specifically fires and burglary, as well as thefts in the town centre, as the warmer weather arrives, we will be tackling the misuse of off road bikes.

"We know these cause annoyance and anxiety to residents and we encourage everyone to report off road bike issues to PCSOs or 101.

"We also hope everyone enjoys the bank holiday weekends, please drink alcohol responsibly and if the weather is nice, please don’t be tempted to cool down in open water.

"We will be supporting activities taking place in the town centre in the coming months including the Leigh Community 10K and Leigh Canal Festival."