Car crime tops the list for Swaffham

CAR crime has been raised as the top priority for police to tackle in the Swaffham area after a meeting with local residents.

CAR crime has been raised as the top priority for police to tackle in the Swaffham area after a meeting with local residents.

A street briefing was held by the town's safer neighbourhood team last Tuesday.

People said vehicle nuisance and car crime was their main concern - from inconsiderate parking to anti-social driving.

As a result of the meeting three new priorities for police in the area were set.


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These were anti-social driving and litter in the Theatre Street car park, inconsiderate parking outside Swaffham Poultry Market and anti-social behaviour and car crime prevention in the town and surrounding area.

Between October and January, police said the team looked at anti-social behaviour, nuisance vehicles, theft from gardens and criminal damage in Necton.

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They also looked at speeding and illegally parked cars in Watton Road and youngsters misusing the zebra crossing near Merryweather Road play area.

Anti-social behaviour and parking issues were also looked at in Highfield Avenue.

Future street briefings will be held on the following dates:

Tuesday, February 9, 6pm-7.30pm at Swaffham Assembly Rooms.

Wednesday, February 17, 10am-11.30am outside Swaffham Community Hospital, Sporle Road.

Wednesday, March 31, 6pm-7.30pm at Swaffham Assembly Rooms.

For more information call 0845 456 4567, e-mail sntswaffham@norfolk.pnn.police.uk or visit www.norfolk.police.uk

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