POLICE have been out on patrol in a village near Hereford as they try to crack down on a rise in anti-social behaviour.

Officers from West Mercia Police said they had been engaging with youths in Kingstone on Monday (July 12) after an increase in crimes reported to them.

Police said: "South Wye safer neighbourhood team officers, PC Crofts, PC Dodwell, PC Yarwood and PCSO Thomas were on foot patrol in Kingstone.

"They were engaging with the local youths and being visible to the local community to help target the reported increase in anti-social behaviour."

The officers thanked those people who engaged with them.