THREE people have been arrested as part of an operation to tackle anti-social behaviour in parts of Chester.

The operation, run by Chester Outer Neighbourhood Policing Team has seen police officers and PCSOs targeting areas where anti-social behaviour has been reported in the past.

On Friday, two men, a 28 year-old and a 16 year-old were arrested in Green Lane on suspicion of criminal damage when a car was dented.

A third man, a 25 year-old was also arrested on Green Lane on suspicion of possession of Cannabis with intent to supply.

The 25 year-old was later charged and is due to appear in Chester Magistrates Court on March 23.

The 16 year-old was released without charge and the 28 year-old was bailed pending further inquiries.

Sgt Anton Sullivan said: “We take anti-social behaviour seriously in Chester and I would urge anyone who is having issues with people behaving in an unacceptable way to contact us and report it.

“Keeping records of anti-social behaviour helps us to gather evidence and deal with those responsible either through the courts or other interventions. This operation will continue throughout the area to deter offenders and prevent anti-social behaviour as well as catching those responsible.”

As part of the operation, members of Cheshire West and Chester Council joined officers on a Friday evening patrol.

Sgt Sullivan said: “We Work very closely with partner organisations like the council, especially when it comes to anti-social behaviour, so it is great for them to be able to come on patrol with us and see some of the incidents we deal with first hand.”

To report anti-social behaviour call Cheshire Police on 0845 458 0000.

To contact your local Neighbourhood Policing Team call 0845 458 6375 or email