SADDLEWORTH and Lees police have revealed some of the duties conducted whilst on patrol this week.

Taking to Facebook on Thursday the force wrote: “The team have been out and about in some of the more rural areas of Saddleworth to combat ongoing issues with the theft and killing of livestock,as well as monitoring the moorland fires on the border with West Yorkshire and parts of Dovestones.

“Several groups have been moved on from Dovestones after setting up camps and advised of the dangers of campfires.”

The post continued: “Officers have patrolled around Churchill playing fields, Halls way and Friezland bowling club after several fires and antisocial behaviour was reported via social media across these areas.”

Whilst on routine patrol officers also stopped and detained a male for drink driving offences who has since been charged, according to the post.

Speed checks were also conducted in numerous areas including Stamford road, Lees and Wall hill Road, Delph new road, Dobcross and police tackled off road vehicles in the Lees area, with one incident leading to a police vehicle getting damaged.

The final paragraph reads: “Officers assisted in the search for a vulnerable female who was suffering from mental health issues that was reported missing in the Dovestones area. Thankfully, she was located and taken to a place of safety.”

The teams are also currently involved in Operation Sceptre, a knife crime prevention campaign, and anyone wishing to hand in any knives or ask advice can visit the GMP web site for information.