POLICE officers have been cracking down on illegal parking, vehicle theft and anti-social behaviour after they were listed as a high priority in the area.

Extra patrols have been taking place on Hollins Lane in Winwick with a number of fixed penalty notices handed out to vehicles that are causing an obstruction.

Police have also been focussing their attentions around pubs in Burtonwood as it has been reported that youths have started to congregate outside. More patrols have also been taking place on the Gemini Retail Park.