Deputy Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa
Following recent reports of an increase in business crime in Borrowash, Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa is set to meet local victims this week to hear about the problems in person.
The Deputy Commissioner will visit the Bay of Bengal Restaurant, which owners say has been subjected to several robberies over the last twelve months, to meet the proprietors and representatives from other businesses in the area.
Explaining he said: “In the last twelve months we have witnessed a further, and significant, drop in crime across Derbyshire. However if you are a victim of crime this is scant consolation, I do appreciate that. I believe that one crime is one too many and if there are pockets where, for whatever reason, crime is increasing we need to be aware.
“That’s why I’m going to Borrowash to hear first-hand what the problems are and then, if appropriate, these issues can be raised with the Constabulary. This is a perfect example of how the Commissioner and I can help local communities - by reacting, listening and responding.”
The Deputy Commissioner is also keen to raise awareness of crime amongst the community. Encouraging people to protect their property he added: “Everyone should protect themselves against the opportunistic criminal by locking their doors, keeping their windows shut when they are out, securing their cars and so on. An open door can be an open invitation to people looking for an easy way to commit crime.”
He went on to say that he was keen to see what anti-crime schemes were already in place for both businesses and householders so that further options could be considered.
The meeting is due to take place at The Bay of Bengal Restaurant at 5.30pm on Monday, 29 April, 2013.
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Posted on Sunday 28th April 2013