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Current local priorities
Consultation with the community has identified the following priorities that we will be concentrating on over the coming months:
We have been notified by local Retail Shops in Wigston relating to the ongoing issue of theft from stores. Your local team are working closely with retail shops and developing new ways in getting all retail stores to talk, work together and share information in order to identify the shoplifters and deter them away. We are using social media and forming links together to try and combat this. Local shops are now able to update other retail shops of anyone committing crime or ASB.
Issued: November 2018
What we are doing:The beat teams continue to work with business in the area to reduce shop theft. As the Christmas shopping period approaches we will look to provide more patrols in the town centre. The links formed between the Local Shops is proving to be very beneficial. Officers have been conducting regular patrols in the OADBY and WIGSTON retails areas to help combat an increase in thefts. There has been some positive results recently with suspects being arrested and charged with offences. Thank you for all your assistance over the past few weeks and we will continue with our patrols during the festive period. Issued: December 2018
We have received reports that local youths are climbing onto the roof at the rear of the main shopping area in Wigston Town Centre. There has been cases where they have broken roof tiles belonging to one particular shop and have thrown them around which also causes a danger to those walking on public walkways as well as danger of being on the roof as well.
We are working with local partners and using social media with local businesses to share information to identify suspects causing this issue. We urge members of the public to remain vigilant at all times when visiting Wigston Town Centre. If you do see youths on the roof I would urge you to call us immediately so we can dispatch officers to identify who they are.
Issued: October 2018
What we are doing:Patrols continue in the local area and police utilised dispersal powers in the town centre. Several youths have been dealt with formally in relation to Anti-Social Behaviour.