People in rural areas are being offered a free security measure for their gardens to protect against anti-social behaviour.

PCSOs will be distributing secure cable ties through letterboxes in Croston, Bretherston and Ulnes Walton in the coming weeks.

The ties can be used a secure support for any floral hanging baskets and are being distributed after some reports that garden displays have been defaced.

PCSO Maria Fetherstone, said: “These security cables will protect against anti-social behaviour and help keep the gardens of rural Chorley in great shape.”

To request cable ties, contact PSCO Fetherstone on 01257 246103.