POLICE have pledged to patrol an area around a supermarket and a derelict pub which has seen an increase in anti-social behaviour.

There have been reports from the public about anti-social behaviour around the Tesco and former Red Lion pub on Ladies Lane, Hindley.

Officers have asked parents to speak to their children and say they will be keeping a close eye on the area.

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A Greater Manchester Police spokesperson said on Tuesday: “Over the past few nights there has been an increased in demand to tackle anti-social behaviour in Hindley around Tesco, Asda and the building which was previously the Red Lion public house.

“Officers from the neighbourhood policing team already have these areas on their patrol plans and will continue to patrol the area and take positive action around anti-social behaviour.

“The Red Lion pub is a derelict building and is potentially unsafe. This property has been secured multiple times.

“Can parents please speak with your children around the dangers of entering a derelict building as there appears to be a lack of education when officers deal with youths involved in such incidents.”

  • Anyone with any information or concerns can call police on 101 or 999 in the event of an emergency. Alternatively, witnesses can call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.