Increased patrols in Bath city centre parks

Image caption, Residents complained about drugs, drink, vandalism and dangerous dogs

Patrols of parks and public spaces in Bath city centre have been increased following a recent rise in anti-social behaviour.

A police spokesman said residents had complained about drugs, drink, vandalism and dangerous dogs.

He said officers were warning groups they saw about anti-social behaviour and seizing drugs and drink.

They have also reminded supermarkets and off-licences of their responsibilities when selling alcohol.

Pc Mark Hodder, Bath city centre's beat manager, said: "We have increased patrols in the parks and will continue until we have stopped the anti-social behaviour caused by these people.

"We will not tolerate this behaviour and are keen to talk to anyone who is affected."

Owners of out-of-control dogs would be reported, he added.

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