POLICE officers joined forces with council officials and partners to check on bouncers working in licensing premises across Northwich.

Operation Yellow Jointly saw a large number of officers, dog handlers and licensing officers from Chester West and Cheshire Council working together last night, Saturday.

Residents reported seeing a large police presence near Winnington Rec at around midnight.

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Officials were checking that bouncers working in pubs and clubs had the correct licensing documents.

Posting on social media, Northwich Police said: “Northwich LPU officers have worked in partnership this evening with SIA, CWAC licensing officers and external dog handlers to conduct a successful multi-agency licencing operation #operationyellowjointly.”

SIA is the organisation responsible for regulating the private security industry in the UK by the compulsory licensing of individuals undertaking designated activities.