POLICE have received reports of criminal damage, anti-social driving and abusive behaviour towards staff at a petrol station in Poole.

Officers have now stepped up patrols after receiving complaints about the behaviour at the Shell station in Creekmoor.

A spokesperson for Poole Police said: “Poole NPT officers have been liaising with staff at Shell service station, Creekmoor after receiving complaints regarding the behaviour of persons visiting this busy garage.

“Reports of criminal damage, anti-social driving, intimidating and abusive behaviour towards staff and lack of compliance with no smoking rules.

“There has also been reports of large gatherings, which are currently still restricted under Covid regulations.

“This behaviour will not be tolerated. Regular patrols are being undertaken and perpetrators will be dealt with by a range of enforcement options. This could include and not limited to the seizing of vehicles used and prosecution of offenders.”

So far, no arrests have been made and no fines have been given.