Chief Constable offers reassurance over town burglaries

Published Monday 26 September 2016

The Chief Constable for Leicestershire has given reassurance to businesses in the Harborough district that a recent spike in thefts is being addressed.

In an emailed letter to the Leader of Harborough District Council, Simon Cole stated that an enforcement plan had been put in place to target the small number of criminals responsible for recent thefts and burglaries in Market Harborough.

This operation has resulted in a number of arrests.

The Police are also increasing patrols in the town and are working with the Harborough District Community Safety Partnership to help prevent any further incidents.

Chief Constable Simon Cole said: “We have continued to maintain a local Police presence within Harborough and have officers dedicated to ensuring that the town continues to prosper. We are constantly reviewing our strategies in which, of course, the Community Safety Partnership have a key role.”

Cllr Blake Pain said: “I wrote to the Chief Constable on behalf of the council, and raised this issue at a recent council meeting, after being contacted by local businesses raising concerns about recent burglaries at town businesses. I asked for assurances that current police strategies are working under the circumstances and I am pleased to learn that arrests have been made.”

Cllr Pain added: “The Harborough district has a very low crime rate compared to other places so it is important that residents and businesses feel assured that everything possible is being done by the police to bring culprits to justice.”