Thousands of pounds confiscated from criminals have been donated to an allotment project in Greater Manchester.
Norley Hall allotments in Wigan has been given £5,000, which was raised through the police’s payback scheme.
Under the scheme, money raised by criminals is given to the community.
The allotment was set up to encourage youngsters who had been involved in anti-social and criminal behaviour to give something back to their community.
The young people will use the area to grow flowers and plants which will be given to local victims of crime, police said.
Insp Phil James, of Greater Manchester Police, said the scheme, which is in its first year, had led to a reduction in anti-social behaviour and criminal damage in the area.