Issued on 10/1/19 at 9:03 a.m.
Inspector Siobhan Gorman from the Melton Mowbray Neighbourhood Area said; “We are aware that some residents in Melton Mowbray are worried about crime and policing in the town and have expressed those views on social media.
“We’d like to reassure residents that Melton is a safe place to live and work - figures show compared to last year there have been decreases in burglary, theft from motor vehicle and violent crime. We have, however, seen an increase in criminal damage and theft of motor vehicle - we are aware of this and are actively investigating these offences.
“There are teams of police officers and Police Community Support Officers who are patrolling the town and Vale of Belvoir every day and night working closely with the town’s CCTV operators and officers from other departments in the force.
“We’d urge residents not to take the law into their own hands but to report crime and suspicious behaviour to the police so that we can build up a true picture of the offences and help us find who is responsible. Before Christmas we arrested six people for burglary – two of them have been charged and are in jail the other four are still under investigation. I am happy to discuss all of this at a public meeting.”
If anyone has any concerns they can raise them directly with Inspector Siobhan Gorman at Siobhan.Gorman@Leicestershire.pnn.police.uk