Recent months have seen an increase in vandalism along the much loved Albert Parade, with several shops having their windows broken late at night. Councillor Peter Diplock visited the affected shops and spoke with residents to see some of the damage for himself. Following discussion with the community policing team, we have asked for an increase in patrols to take place, and a review of the incidents to date will be made.
Councillor Peter Diplock said,
“This kind of anti-social behaviour isn’t what we expect in Old Town. Local businesses have a tough enough time as it is, and we’re here to support them. The local community policing team do a fantastic job, but with the cuts they've faced over the last decade, their job is a difficult one. I would encourage anyone with any information to call Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.”