Wiltshire Police have beefed up their presence in Trowbridge town centre following reports of anti-social behaviour.

They are targeting patrols in the town centre and Wicker Hill after complaints from local residents about anti-social behaviour.

In a post on local social media, Trowbridge Police said: “We are aware of ongoing reports of anti-social behaviour in and around the bottom of Wicker Hill and would like to reassure our community that we are working closely with our partners to resolve the ongoing issues that are affecting users of the town centre and local businesses.

“Our Neighbourhood and Response officers are patrolling the area on a daily basis and are proactively moving on those identified as being involved in antisocial behaviour.

“Sgt Chilton will today be working in the mobile police station which will be parked at the bottom of Wicker Hill.

“If you have any concerns that you would like to discuss, please pop along to speak to her.”

The patrols follow concerns about gangs of people gathering on the benches at Wicker Hill and drinking alcohol, leaving some passers-by feeling uncomfortable.

Businesses fear it could have a negative impact on visitors' perception of the town.