TIM DREW: Breakdown of crime figures and meeting dates

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FOUR weekly community bulletins have been issued by the police since my last round-up, the latest of these at this time of writing being dated October 18.

In all, 55 offences were recorded, of which 16 involved residential properties, and 19 non-residential ones; in addition, 20 crimes involving vehicles were noted.

That compares with the 52 offences recorded in the three weeks to September 13.

In total, 13 of all offences were recorded as having been committed in Central Ward, followed by Broadwater (11), Durrington (five), Goring, Salvington, Selden and Tarring (four), Gaisford and Heene (three) and Castle and Marine (two). No offences were reported either in Offington or Northbrook.

As regards crimes against residential property, five cases involved unsuccessful attempts or instances where nothing was stolen. Only two properties had been left insecure, with force used in six other cases, windows being broken twice.

Offences involving non-residential property involved ten cases involving sheds and garages (two of which were locked) and six thefts of cycles – half the number last reported.

Vehicle crime included fifteen thefts or break-ins involving cars, at least six of which had been left insecure. Nine of these offences took place in the Broadwater Ward as reported in the bulletin dated October 14.

On Tuesday, PCSO Sally Haggis will be available for a chat outside the Spar Store in Heene Road between 11am and 11.30am, and the Castle Ward Neighbourhood Panel Meeting will take place the following evening between 7pm and 8pm at St Richard’s Church, Collingwood Road, Goring.

The Offington Ward neighbourhod panel meeting will be at the Thomas a Becket pub in Rectory Road on Thursday, November 7, between 10am and 11am, followed by local surgeries for Central Ward at the beach inspector’s office in Marine Parade (next to the Lido) between 3.30pm and 4.30pm and with PCSO Dan Cobden at The Flat, 50a Shelby Road between 5pm and 6pm the same day.