Pc Bell to move work role to Market Rasen

Caistor policeman Pc Chris Bell is to switch work roles with an officer in Market Rasen – so that he can fight more crime.

Pc Bell delivered the news in person at Caistor Town Council’s monthly meeting on Thursday night (June 9, 2016).

“There is not much change in anything (over the past month),” said Pc Bell. “There is not anything of great concern in the central Caistor area. The wider area has been hit really hard by rural thefts like agricultural vehicles, and even smaller equipment like chainsaws.”

The community’s main priorities were fly tipping and speeding, he added. “West Lindsey Council has been great at getting fly tipping removed quickly.”

Pc Bell explained that he was going to spend some time at Market Rasen because “it was bigger and more crime orientated.” He anticipated that there would be a transition period with his replacement, and that with the help of PCSOs, the same staffing levels would be maintained.

The mention of fly tipping was described as “apt” by county councillor Tony Turner, who presented the meeting with figures for the past three years in Lincolnshire. In the year 2013/14, there were 6,967 incidents reported, 7,202 for 2014/15, and last year there were 8,215 incidents reported. In those three years there were only 60 prosecutions.

Cllr Turner appealed to the public to continue to report fly tipping incidents promptly.

The image shows how the Citizen last October reported a drop in local crime levels.

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