POLICE said they detained four teenage boys who were alleged to have climbed on scaffolding in Leigh town centre.

Officers say there has been "an ongoing problem" for businesses in the town, with youths causing damage to tiles and other parts of their premises.

Officers arrested four youths on Tuesday night, November 15.

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In a statement released on Wednesday, Greater Manchester Police said: "Last night the team detained four boys aged 15-16 years who had (allegedly) been on scaffolding and roofs in Leigh Town Centre.

"This has been an ongoing problem that has been affecting local businesses due to the damage caused to tiles and other parts of the building.

"One of the boys was also arrested (on suspicion of) possession of a Class B drug.