Cumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner, Peter McCall, has been heading around the north to discuss crime issues like anti social behaviour.

The PCC met with PC Heidi Underwood and PCSO Amy Lambert in Carlisle to talk about the current crime trends.

He visited Hammonds Pond and Harraby which are areas particularly prone to issues like vandalism and drug use.

PCC Peter McCall, said: "It’s part of my role as Police and Crime Commissioner to hold the Force to account and find out more about how they are tackling crime and issues raised to me by the public.

"I want to make sure that crime, including low-level anti-social behaviour, is being dealt with so that I can assure the members of the public that the Police are doing everything in their power to reduce crime.

"This routine visit has given me an incredibly clear view of what is happening in the North of the county, both in urban and rural areas, and I am pleased to hear that the Police are doing a great job."

The Police are working with young people, youth groups and the local focus hub to reduce reoffending.

The PCC also met with Special Constable Susan Holliday and PC Nick Leigh, the rural officers based in Brampton to discuss how crime is impacting rural areas.

The issues raised were around speeding, drug dealing and rural crime including theft and wildlife crime.

Officers have been conducting extra speed checks and putting cameras into operation to reduce speeding.

They have also been obtaining warrants and executing them in attempts to reduce drug crime across the county.

The Police are taking direct action against poachers by actively using stop and search powers.

Those who were caught poaching were also issued with Community Protection Warning Notices.

Temporary Chief Inspector for North Cumbria, Gill Cherry, said: "Our officers work hard for their local communities all-year-round and it was good to highlight to Mr McCall the many initiatives and methods being used to tackle any emerging or ongoing issues.

"We always listen to the concerns of our communities and work with our partners to address the issues causing problems in the north of the county."