POLICE have carried out patrols in a city centre square following reports of antisocial behaviour.

Officers from Brighton and Hove Police have stepped up their presence in and around Norfolk Square in an attempt to combat the issue.

During the patrol, Police Community Support Officers moved on two people for drinking alcohol in a PSPO (Public Spaces Protection Order) area, which Norfolk Square has in place.

“PSPOs are designed to tackle antisocial behaviour or activities in a specified location which are negatively affecting a community,” a police spokesman said.

“They impose conditions and restrictions on people using a regulated area, and give the police and local authority additional powers to deal with certain activities.

“Please report any antisocial behaviour or suspicious activity to us via 101 or online, but of course in an emergency dial 999.”

Last month, Brighton and Hove Police also carried out seafront foot patrols in a bid to tackle poor behaviour.

Officers stepped up their presence in and around St Aubyns in Hove following reports of antisocial behaviour in the area.

Meanwhile, police also increased foot patrols in and around Linden Park in Littlehampton and Preston Park rock gardens in Brighton.