Greater Manchester Police and Oldham Council are aware of an increased number of incidents which have raised community concerns in the Hathershaw neighbourhood and are currently working to resolve the issue.
In recent weeks there have been issues of crime and anti social behaviour in the area, involving predominantly the Romanian and Eastern European communities and the British Asian and white population.
GMP are working to dispel tensions by commencing increased patrols in the area and planning a range of meetings which will aim to bring community members together to discuss ways the problems can be resolved.
Those people seen taking matters into their own hands or breaking the law will be dealt with in an appropriate manner.
GMP would urge people to show restraint and be reassured that the authorities are taking necessary action.
Chief Inspector Jo Marshall said: â€œWe want to assure members of the public we are doing everything in our power to resolve the problems between certain sections of the community in Hathershaw.
â€œWe have been made aware and are investigating several fights and altercations between sections of the Eastern European and British Asian population.
â€œWe are increasing patrols in the area in an effort to prevent further fights from taking place, but we believe that the key to resolving this will be in the meetings we hope to arrange with community members to talk about this problem.
â€œWe urge the public not to take matters into their own hands, if you see criminal or anti-social behaviour please report to the police so we can deal with the matter appropriately.â€
If you have a particular concern about crime or anti-social behaviour that is a non-emergency please report it to the Police by calling 101.
If there is an emergency please call 999.