Monday, 14 September 2009

Summer crime reduction in Towyn and Kinmel Bay

A high visibility operation targeting summer crime in the Towyn and Kinmel Bay areas has returned results.

‘Operation Few’, headed by Sergeant Tim Evans was launched on August 1st in a bid to tackle what was recognised as a historical increase in crime in both areas during the summer period.

The operation involved high visibility policing and partnership work and saw officers visiting licensed premises in a bid to offer reassurance to both the licensees and visitors alike. Road safety issues were also addressed.

Sgt Evans said: “As a result of Operation Few, recorded crime reduced by one third on 2008, meaning 39 fewer victims of crime. An increase was also noted in the number of offences detected.

He added: “Pleasingly, there was very little public disorder on, or around licensed premises which is a positive reflection for local business. We aim to continue this work to ensure that the Towyn and Kinmel Bay area remain safe places to live, work and visit”.

Howard Farrell, Chair of Caravan Watch for the area commented: “We have been extremely impressed with the policing response, which has had a significant impact this summer. We would wish to see the operation continue and be extended over future years”.


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