Council concerns over crime increase

Police news.
Police news.

Crime in the Brigg and Wolds ward continues to increase, according to figures released to Brigg Town Council ahead of its latest meeting.

While there was a slight decrease in recorded crime in both January and February, spring and summer figures did not make for good reading.

In 2014, there was a total figure of 404 recorded crimes, while the total for January to October this year was 447 crimes, with figures for the final two months still to come.

Town councillor Mike Campion expressed his concerns at this increase.

“The Government’s Inspector of Police has noted that the Humberside Police Authority has been rated ‘poor’ and is one of the worst in the country,” he said.

“I have reminded members that Matthew Grove, the Police Commissioner for Humberside, had spoken at a meeting of Brigg Town Council in January and had addressed people’s concerns regarding the decrease in policing.

“He had assured people at the meeting that the standards would get better, not worse.

“I have proposed that Mr Grove be invited back to Brigg Town Council to speak to members and the public about their concerns.”