More specifically, the advice that the residents should form a neighbourhood watch group and that, due to cuts in numbers, police patrols are now ‘seen as a luxury’.
Last week there was a report published elsewhere about the number of street crimes in Worthing – hundreds of crimes committed over a one-year period.
The response from the police was similarly negative, including the statement that ‘where we identify a problem we work with partners, taking a problem-solving approach, to try and tackle the root causes and achieve long-term improvements’. Presumably somebody is employed by the police to write this rubbish?
In towns/cities of similar size in America, such disturbances are dealt with swiftly and ruthlessly by the police, with the full backing of the local authorities and the politicians. It’s a great pity we seem unable to do the same.
George V Avenue, Worthing
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