The crime rate in Cotswold ​rose last year, new crime statistics show, ​reflecting an increased police workload ​across England and Wales.

The Office for National Statistics's crime data shows that police recorded 3,663 crimes in the area during the 12 months to September.

That meant a rate of 41 offences for every 1,000 households in the area, compared to an England and Wales average of 85 per 1,000.

​It was also an increase on the number of offences in the previous year, when 3,336 were recorded.