Following an increase in thefts in the area, Lorraine Elwood
(Rural, Wildlife and Heritage Crime Co-ordinator) attended the Parish Council meeting on the 14th January to reassure residents that the thefts were isolated incidents and the police are responding to the situation.
4 males have been arrested for breaking into cars and crime intelligence has been obtained in response to the attempted theft of the ATM at the Post Office
As we have previously reported in the Parish Newsletter, police resources are allocated to areas based on the number of crimes / incidents so it is important that ALL incidents are reported - no matter how small or insignificant - as added together, the reports could illustrate more resources are needed in the rural areas and more information can be collated with the ultimate aim of stopping the activity or catching the culprits.
For an emergency - call 999; for current, suspicious activity call 101 or to report a concern or non urgent incident you can contact Lorraine on 07432 623049
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