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Long Eaton Rural Cops react to quell social media reports of a rise in crime.

Posted on 27th July 2017
Karen Pykett2 PCSO Karen Pykett

Our officers from the Long Eaton Rural Safer Neighbourhood Team have reacted to reports on social media that crime in the area is on the increase. 

PCSO Karen Pykett, from the team, said: "We have been aware of certain reports on various social media outlets such as ‘spotted’, of some concerns that crime in the Draycott area is on the rise and we are keen to state that this is not the case. 

“The largely rural area of Draycott, Breaston, Ockbrook and Borrowash remains a lovely, safe place to live and visit and whilst of course it is not problem free we have not seen any significant rise in reported crime. 

“The team works hard to be as visible as possible in the area and are never complacent.” 

This weekend the team are holding an event between 3pm and 5pm on Saturday, July 29, outside the shops on Priorway Avenue, Borrowash where they will be available to provide crime prevention advice, hand out free crime prevention equipment and property mark belongings. 

Karen added: “If anyone has any particular concerns we would urge them to come along to the event on Saturday and have a chat with us where we can provide the relevant advice and re-assurance. 

“Social media is a great way of spreading messages quickly and we have had some very positive results using it. 

“ I would suggest that those with an interest in policing in the area follow the force’s social media outlets on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and also our own twitter account which we update regularly with things that are happening on our patch.”

To see the work of the team follow them on Twitter @LongEatonRural. 

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