POLICE have increased patrols in a park following reports of drug dealing.

Officers from Brighton and Hove Police stepped up their presence in and around Queens Park in an attempt to combat the issue.

“Following some reports of drug dealing in the area, our officers have been increasing foot patrols in Queens Park,” a police spokeswoman said.

“Please be reassured we are aware of, and are addressing, this issue.

“We do rely on the eyes and ears of the public as we can't be everywhere so please, if you do see anything suspicious, report it to us online or via 101. Of course in an emergency, call 999.”

Earlier this week, police increased patrols at Bersted and Barnham railway stations amid ongoing antisocial behaviour.

Meanwhile, officers from Brighton and Hove Police increased their presence in Kipling Gardens, Rottingdean, last month amid reports of criminal damage.

Police said foot patrols were stepped up following complaints of antisocial behaviour from members of the public.

“The community have spoken, and the neighbourhood policing team have listened,” a police spokesman said.