COUNCILLOR SENDS OPEN LETTER TO POLICE SEEKING ANSWERS OVER SPEEDING AND THEFTS
Sarah Murray, the Liberal Democrat councillor for Warndon Parish North, has today written an open letter to the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Mercia Police after receiving numerous complaints from local residents over the return of speeding cars and attempted thefts.
Cllr Murray contacted John Campion today to address concerns that reports from residents where going unanswered or were seemingly not being logged.
In her letter, Cllr Murray said ‘Residents regularly report these incidents through 111 and online reporting. They complain to me that they struggle to get any response or action from the police.
Councillors have raised the issue with Safer Neighbourhood Teams whose response is always that they have not had many complaints. There seems to be a disconnect between residents who say they always report, and the police who say they don’t receive reports.’
The Councillor also raised the issue of opportunist thefts from parked vehicles. Cllr Murray herself happened to capture two individuals trying car doors outside her property only recently which she shared with police.
She said ‘The same faces keep appearing on doorbell video footage, checking car doors and when they get lucky, rifling through people’s cars looking for items to steal.
Residents in Warndon Villages are fed up with what they perceive to be inaction by the local police. I am calling on you to use your authority to put a stop to this nuisance behaviour.’