LANCASHIRE'S Police and Crime Commissioner has been told to make tackling anti-social behaviour in a borough one of his top priorities.

This was the message received by Andrew Snowden when he met Hyndburn's Conservative MP Sara Britcliffe and its Labour council leader Cllr Miles Parkinson.

The told him dealing with the low-level crime and antisocial behaviour which made borough residents' lives a misery should be a priority in his new Police and Crime Plan.

Conservative Mr Snowden heard how residents in Hyndburn persistently call for the police to be given the resources to tackle this issue effectively.

After the meeting, Mr Snowden said "It is great that Hyndburn's MP and Council Leader have come together to discuss important issues that matter most to the public.

"I am committed to making sure that the police in Hyndburn have the resources they need to crack down on repeat offenders and I am glad that I have the support of Hyndburn's political leaders to achieve this."

Miss Britcliffe said: "I have been working closely with our Police and Crime Commissioner Andrew Snowden on this since he was elected in May.

"Together we are all committed to tackling crime and anti-social behaviour. This means all working together, beyond party politics, to address these incredibly important issues for the people of Hyndburn and Haslingden".

Cllr Parkinson said "This was a very informative meeting and we each took away how we could work closely together for the benefit of residents of Hyndburn".