Police have arrested a man on suspicion of immigration offences at tram stop.

The arrest was made yesterday evening, Thursday, at Radcliffe Metrolink stop as officers and staff patrolled the area.

The arrest comes as the tram stop has become a hotbed for anti-social behaviour and officers are aiming to deter yobs who are potentially making travel unsafe for passengers.

As a result of their presence and work with Metrolink staff, they made one arrest of a male on suspicion of immigration offences.

Greater Manchester Police for Bury South posted on Facebook and Twitter:

#GMPTransportUnit officers have been out on patrol at Radcliffe Metrolink stop earlier this evening deterring anti-social behaviour and crime and working alongside staff from Metrolink. One male was arrested on suspicion of immigration offences.”

Commenters on Facebook thanked the officers for their work at the station.

Earlier this year in January, a dispersal order was carried out at the stop, banning large gangs of youths from the station and car park after youths turned on police.

The permanent presence of uniformed officers was also called for in March to tackle persistent anti-social behaviour as figures showed 223 incidents of crime and anti-social behaviour per month were reported to Metrolink in 2021.