Thefts reduced after officers flood Mexborough

CRIME: Crime scene.
CRIME: Crime scene.

Thefts have reduced by almost a third in Mexborough in the last three months.

Police revealed there had been 105 incidents in August, then 81 in September and further reduction in October with 72.

Officers from the town’s safer neighbourhood team told residents about the statistics at a Partners And Communities Together (PACT) meeting in Mexborough Resource Centre last Thursday.

A meeting of about 30 residents heard how the good figures were down to extra police patrols in the town in recent months.

Sergeant Melissa Gill said: “We have had extra officers out and about and we have seen some very good results.”

She also revealed overall crime in the town was down over the same three-month period.

There were 166 incidents in August, 157 in September and 148 in October.

Meanwhile, residents said there had been incidents of alleged drug dealing in Barbers Path, Mexborough.

Police said they are looking into reports that a black BMW had been in the area and the occupants had been acting suspiciously.

Officers have also been dealing with incidents of anti-social behaviour and youth nuisance in several streets and made numerous arrests.

These areas included Schofield street, Schofield Park, Victoria Street, Coniston Road and Auckland Road.

Sgt Gill said police will continue to monitor these areas and added: “These areas will remain as PACT priorities for the next month until the next public meeting.”

Anyone with information about neighbourhood crime issues can ring the non-emergency number on 101.