Properties being used as hotels and Airbnbs are being investigated by the police and council after a number of reports of anti-social behaviour.

Police, along with officers from the council's selective licensing department have been made aware of a number of homes on Whalley Street in Burnley being used illegally as hotels and Airbnbs.

On Friday, PCSO Sam Baysal from Daneshouse and Stoneyholme and licensing officer Patricia Dean from Burnley Borough Council, made a number of checks on properties within the area of concern.

PCSO Baysal said: "This morning I met up with Patricia Dean from Burnley Borough Council.

"Patricia's role at the council is within the selective licensing department.

"This department looks in to the suitably of properties for the purpose of letting, landlords and tenancy agreements.

"Whalley Street has been brought to our attention previously by concerned local residents and via Lancashire Talking for properties being used as hotels/Airbnb.

"This has brought a great deal of anti-social behaviour to the street and caused unnecessary stress to residents.

"Together with the council we will ensure that the correct protocol for landlords and tenants is observed and work towards resolving the issues raised."