North Walsham crime drops

Latest crime figures for North Walsham show a 38pc fall compared to the same period last year.

A total of 65 crimes were recorded between July 26 and September 25, PCSO Alex Spinks told last week's North Walsham Town Council meeting.

They included 18 thefts, 17 cases of violence against the person, and 26 reports of criminal damage.

Councillors heard that the drop was especially welcome because it had happened during the busiest summer period when 90 crimes had been recorded in 2009.

The Safer Neighbourhood Team's current priorities are tackling speeding in Swafield, anti-social behaviour in Stanley Road, North Walsham, and dog fouling in part of Trunch.

Members of the public can air any concerns with the police during a street meeting at North Walsham's Market Cross from 2.30pm to 3.30pm on Thursday October 28.