POLICE officers were out in force across the Metrolink these weekend in response to reports of violence and anti-social behaviour.

The officers, from Greater Manchester Police's Transport Unit, were deployed along the Radcliffe and Whitefield Metrolink line.

According to police on patrol all the passengers they encountered were in "good spirits."

This comes after a broader strategy to tackle crime on the Metrolink was announced by GMP, known as the TravelSafe Partnership.

The partnership aims to bring together police and Metrolink staff in order to make the transport network safer for passengers after several high profile recent violent incidents, including one at Radcliffe tram stop after violence erupted leaving one man needing hospital treatment.

As well as an increased police presence, staff have also been engaging with passengers in order to better understand their concerns about safety, crime and anti-social behaviour.