POLICE officers were deployed to target sexual violence perpetrators in Worcester last night.

On Thursday, November 30, police officers trained in behavioural detection were deployed in Worcester.

Superintendent Edward Hancox, head of prevention at West Mercia Police said the officers are trained to target perpetrators of sexual violence in the nighttime economy by spotting and disrupting predatory behaviour.

The specially trained officers will be deployed throughout the policing region in December for 'Operation Christmas Presence'.