Gwent Police have introduced four tuk-tuks to their force to help fight crime.

Officers will be driving the vehicles both day and night across Newport and Abergavenny.

The tuk-tuks aim to create ‘safe spaces’ for the residents of the two towns which are in the Welsh county of Monmouthshire.

Residents can visit them to report incidents and seek help if they’re feeling unsafe.

Chief Inspector of Gwent Police, Damian Sowrey said: “The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.”

The three-wheeled vehicles will offer crime prevention advice as well patrolling parks, walkways and other public spaces across the county.

Inspector Sowrey said: “Parents told officers they would feel safer knowing that there was support for young people out at night.

“And there has been support from women who could think of an occasion when the tuk-tuk would have been a welcome sight.”

The tuk-tuks have been paid for using money from the Home Office’s Safer Streets programme which aims to help police forces tackle neighbourhood crime in their local area.