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Pickpocketing crimes increase
1:00pm Saturday 26th October 2013 in News
MORETON has seen a spate of pickpocketing – but crime levels remain steady according to the latest police report.
Police and officers from the Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) Force Crime Operations Team carried out high visibility patrols in and around the Tuesday market after a spate of pickpocketing the previous week.
It follows five reports of theft at the market on September 24.
Officers gave crime prevention information to traders, coach companies and visitors to highlight the potential threat.
PCSO Alie Shaw, of the Cotswold Local Policing Team covering Moreton, said: "We were very grateful for the positive support we received from the bus drivers and the traders.
“We want visitors to enjoy coming to the Cotswolds and by following a few bits of simple advice, they'll remember their visit for the right reasons.”
Overall in the town between September 9 and October 14, there were 15 crimes recorded, exactly the same as in the same period last year.
Town clerk Heather Sipthorp said there had been 12 thefts, one sexual assault, one incident of criminal damage and one assault.
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