BROMSGROVE Police have stepped up patrols in Sanders Park after reports of increased anti-social behaviour.

There have been numerous reports of increased anti-social behaviour in the park via social media.

These have included reports of intimidation and bullying by large groups of teenagers and underage drinking and smoking.

In response police have been patrolling the park more regularly to watch out for any anti-social behaviour.

Lee Page, safer neighbourhood inspector for Bromsgrove said: “We are aware of comments on social media from people concerned about anti-social behaviour in Sanders Park and I would encourage anyone who experiences this to report it to the police. Bromsgrove Safer Neighbourhood Team have stepped up patrols to provide additional reassurance to visitors.”

He also tweeted: “We have stepped up patrols in and around Sanders Park to reassure visitors following recent concerns about anti-social behaviour. As we ease out of lockdown and the weather brightens up it's important everyone is able to feel comfortable while enjoying our green outdoor spaces.”

It is thought the increased reports are due to the easing of covid restrictions and sunnier weather over recent days meaning more people are visiting the park.