Tetbury Town Council praised for helping drive down crime
CRIME in Tetbury dropped by around 12 per cent in the past year.
At last week’s annual town meeting, local policing officer PC Matt Shorter reported there had been 172 crimes reported in the town in the past 12 months, in comparison with 196 in the previous year.
He added that, although violent crime had increased slightly, this was due to an increase in domestic violence, which police find very difficult to control. PC Shorter added his thanks to the Town Council for working alongside him and his team to drive down crime in the town.
“I’d like to thank the Town Council for their support, he said. “Without them we couldn’t do what we do.”
He added that cuts to the police service will present challenges in the future, but the team would endeavour to provide the best possible service.
Tetbury deputy mayor Cllr Tony Walsh paid tribute to the work the local policing team had put in to drive down crime across the town.
“I can’t commend our local coppers enough,” he said.
“I want to reiterate how helpful its been having such a great police community service.”