YOUTHS have reportedly been congregating and leaving rubbish and smashing glass on a green space in Bridport, say police.

Police are stepping up patrols following reports of anti-social behaviour at the Millennium Green after a large number of youths were said to be congregating in the evenings and being noisy.

A spokesman for Bridport Police said: "Police have received reports of anti-social behaviour regularly taking place at Millennium Green in Bridport. A large number of youths congregate in the evenings, they cause a lot of noise, leave empty alcohol bottles, rubbish and smashed glass.

"High visibility patrols will be conducted by the Neighbourhood Police Team to deter any further incidents."