Police commissioner: Community must work together to stop crime (From Harwich and Manningtree Standard)
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Police and Crime Commissioner Nick Alston: Harwich and Dovercourt community must work together to stop crime
THE NEW police commissioner has said he will do all he can to stop burglaries in Harwich and new figures show an increase in thefts.
New figures reveal there have been 29 more burglaries in the area from April 2012 to the middle of December than the same time last year.
The increase comes despite a 13 per cent reduction in overall crime in the area.
Nick Alston, the police and crime commissioner for Essex said he would be monitoring the force’s work but also stressed for the public to be vigilant.
“Tackling burglary is primarily an operational matter for Essex Police, and I can assure the people of Essex that as PCC I will be keeping a close eye on the force’s work in combating the increase in this type of crime across the county," he said.