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Police in Spalding face balance of tackling town and rural crime

Claims that a tougher approach to fighting rural crime has come at the expense of keeping town centres safe have been denied.

At least two Spalding business owners have complained about a lack of a police presence in the town, claims brought on after a break-in and attempted burglary over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend.

Thieves stole items from Carmen Hair Salon, in Sheep Market, after smashing through a back door overnight last Tuesday, just three days after an attempted break-in at the Polish Help Centre, in Abbey Path.

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