OFFICERS were patrolling Stroud town centre yesterday, Saturday. 

This was to target anti-social behaviour and shoplifting across the town centre. 

During the patrols officers located a knife which was concealed in an anti-social behaviour hotspot.

Police also spoke to residents about Flare, a countywide app, which was created so that women and girls could anonymously share their experiences of how and where they've felt unsafe.

A post on social media read: "Thank you to everyone that came to speak with us today."