POLICE are continuing to patrol the area around a leisure centre after dealing with anti-social behaviour at the site.

Officers were called to Moss Farm Leisure Complex in Winnington on Friday, April 9, following reports a large group of youths had forced their way on to locked pitches.

Staff at the leisure centre reported a lot of litter and smashed alcohol bottles were left at the site.

The management team at the centre have continued working with the police to ensure Moss Farm remains safe for everyone.

Operations director Kerry Goryl said: "Following anti-social behaviour and other recent disruptions at Moss Farm, we are continuing to work collectively with police who will continue to patrol the area along with other site users to tackle anti-social behaviour.

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"As lockdown restrictions lift, we want to ensure Moss Farm remains a place for everyone to enjoy and will endeavour to keep our spaces safe for all."

A Cheshire West and Chester Council spokesman said: "The council’s Youth Service is working hard to deliver additional youth work in Northwich, following reports of anti-social behaviour (ASB) at Moss Farm.

"This additional work includes more youth worker presence in the area, engaging with the young people in response to the ASB reports.

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"The service is working with them to deliver messages about behaviour and consequences, including the impact this has in their community.

"The council will continue to work with partner agencies to tackle ASB in the area."

A Cheshire Police spokesman said: "At around 8pm on Friday, April 9, police received reports of anti-social behaviour at Moss Farm in Northwich.

"Officers attended the area and a number of groups of youths were dispersed and given words of advice, a quantity of alcohol was also seized."