Sharing scrap metal info to halt thefts

On the Beat with Inspector Nigel Greenwood
On the Beat with Inspector Nigel Greenwood

Fleetwood Police are continuing to work tirelessly to keep your streets safe.

We have had a number of more serious incidents this past month but I am pleased to say that the offenders for both of them were quickly identified and arrests made without delay.

Theft of metal continues to be an area of concern. We have just entered into an information sharing agreement with one local scrap metal dealer.

We pass up to date information to them about persons believed to be committing crime or known to be committing crime so those people are prevented from trading with the company. This initiative has worked well in the past to combat shoplifting, known locally as Shopwatch.

And now Halloween is not far away, please make sure your children act responsibly whilst having fun trick or treating.

It is advisable to call at family and friends homes only so not to cause unnecessary distress to the more vulnerable that live amongst us.

The message is - have fun but not at the expense of someone else’s misery. I hope you all attend and enjoy the Fleetwood Community Bonfire and fireworks display on the fields at Rossall.

The return of these events on bonfire night at Fleetwood has been hailed a great success, it is a great family event.

Finally, if you have any information or concerns, you can contact us at your PACT meetings, by phone on 01253 876611, via our Lancashire Constabulary website or if you prefer to remain anonymous, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

I am also available personally, at the Fleetwood Town Council meeting at The North Euston Hotel, usually the last Tuesday of each month.

The next one will be October 25 at 7pm.