Policing priorities for several neighbourhoods in St Albans have been agreed.

Hertfordshire Constabulary has given details of where it will be focussing much of its action over the coming three months.

It comes after a consultation with councillors and residents.

The priorities have been agreed in the northern, eastern, and western areas of St Albans which cover the wards of St Peters, Verulam, Clarence, Sopwell, Marshalswick, and Jersey Farm.

The first priority it to crackdown on criminal damage to motor vehicles in the Aboyne area of the city.

Police say 11 incidents have been recorded in the last three months and that high visibility patrols will be continuing.

Parks and green spaces will be regularly patrolled over the coming weeks to ensure residents are sticking to social distancing guidelines.

The third priority is tackling drug dealing.

Police say hotspots have been identified in each ward and drug raids will be carried out across the city.

St Albans central, north and west safer neighbourhood sergeant Paul Caro, said: "We have been asking residents what they think we should be tackling, the issues that really affect their quality of life. "We have done this through our virtual police ‘surgeries’ and through the Constabulary’s community voice platform, Echo."

The policing priorities for Harpenden and Rural and the London Colney, St Stephens and St Albans East areas are due to be reviewed later this month.