Police have seized 75 e-scooters in a crackdown on town centre anti-social behaviour.

Essex Police have said the pedestrianised streets around Market Square, Broad Walk and the Water Gardens, in Harlow, have seen groups of public drinkers, nuisance behaviour, and illegal e-scooter riding.

Operation Shopper was launched after shoppers and businesses reported feeling uncomfortable.

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As part of the operation, involving 250 hours of patrols, more than 100 alcoholic drinks have been seized along with 75 e-scooters.

Public consumption of alcohol is prohibited in Harlow town centre and riding privately owned e-scooters in public areas is illegal.

Chief Inspector Paul Austin said: “We’ve been really encouraged by the positive impact the operation is having and the response we’ve had from local people and businesses.”