Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Morecambe crime crack down begins

Officers are stepping up patrols as part of the latest push to crack down on crime in Morecambe.

Operation Mercury is aimed at reducing all crime across the resort but will have a particular emphasis on vehicle crime, metal theft and violent crime.

Officers from the town’s policing teams will be joined by their road policing and mounted colleagues as they go out on patrol in order to provide a high visibility presence in hot spot areas.

A number of tactics will be used to target offenders, while also increasing residents’ awareness of how they themselves can help prevent crime from occurring in the first place.

Inspector Jim Edmonds, Morecambe police, said: “At this time last year, reports of crime were very low and we are striving to keep them that way. We want residents to feel confident that we are aiming to reduce crime in the town, while catching those who do offend and bringing them to justice.

“As always we would ask for residents’ help in this matter; firstly, by taking a few simple crime prevention measures like making sure they lock their doors and windows and, secondly, by reporting anything suspicious to us.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. In an emergency always dial 999.

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