ELLESMERE Port Local Policing Unit have organised activities to run over the summer holidays in a bid to reduce anti-social behaviour (ASB).

The activities which involve inflatable football and rugby, in different locations around Ellesmere Port, which are free of charge with snacks and refreshments provided – kindly donated by Aldi and Bookers. They will be supported by the Youth Federation and Ellesmere Port Rugby Club.

Police say that during this time, without the support of school settings, young people can be exposed to an increase risk of county lines, criminal or sexual exploitation.

Inflatable Football will take place at 2-4pm at Wolverham Park on August 3, 13 and 20; Sytchcroft Park on August 6 and 17 and Whetstone Hey on August 10 and 24.

Rugby sessions will be available from 2-3pm at Festival Park on August 4, 18 and September 1 and at Wolverham Park on August 11 and 25.

Ellesmere Port Chief Inspector Paul Fegan said: "It is really important that we work together to prevent our young people from getting bored and slipping into crime or anti-social behaviour throughout the summer holidays.

"By organising the range of events over the summer period around Ellesmere Port and Neston we aim to reduce anti-social behaviour in a fun manner.

"Snacks and refreshments will be available at the activities, kindly donated by Aldi and Booker Wholesale, and there will be chances for children to break down barriers with the Local Policing Team and have some fun."

Chief Inspector Fegan urges anyone who feels that they are or have been a victim of ASB to get in touch with Cheshire Constabulary by calling 101 or reporting it via the website at: https://www.cheshire.police.uk/ro/report/asb/asb/report-antisocial-behaviour.

Further information about the planned activities can be found via the Unit's social media pages.