Reported crime trend downwards

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Efforts by police to keep Moulton a relatively crime-free area have been praised by the chairman of a panel that monitors its work.

Coun Dennis Farnsworth, chairman of Spalding East Rural Community Policing Panel which covers Moulton, Weston and Cowbit, said the hard work of Police Community Support Officer Bev Robinson had been “instrumental” in helping to keep the area’s crime figures down.

Only four burglaries and ten cases of anti-social behaviour had been reported in the period January to March 2013 according to figures from Spalding community policing inspector Jim Tyner, which he presented at a recent meeting of the panel in Weston.

It was also confirmed at a meeting of Moulton Parish Council last Tuesday that only 143 incidents had been reported in the area during 2012-13, one of the lowest figures in South Holland.

These included burglaries, robberies, thefts from vehicles, criminal damage and anti-social behaviour.

Coun Farnsworth said: “I’m full of admiration for PCSO Bev Robinson. I’m encouraged by what she does in the area and convinced that her hard work is instrumental in keeping crime down.”