Security fencing will help to tackle rising anti-social behaviour in a Welsh town, residents have said.

Councillors, residents and police are calling for the fencing to go up at the back of houses close to a playing field in Saltney that has become a "hotspot" for nuisance behaviour, the Flintshire Chronicle reports.

At a recent town council meeting, resident Brian Weston said fencing was urgently needed at the site.

"I am asking for security improvements around Ashleigh Close as we know it has been a hotspot for anti-social behaviour, and the fear of it is increased because of inadequate fencing there," he was quoted as saying.

"By putting in new fencing it will reduce the potential for anti-social behaviour and will help police."

His call has been backed by the police and town councillors.

Saltney community beat manager PC Ian Millington said the fencing "would be very welcome there", the newspaper said.

Recently, gating was erected by a footpath in Newcastle-under-Lyme to stop youths accessing an alleyway to drink and take drugs.

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