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Sunday, June 20, 2021

Causeway Coast and Glens PCSP Chair urges public to help reduce crime
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The Chair of Causeway Coast and Glens Policing and Community Safety Partnership has called for the public’s assistance in reporting crime to the PSNI. 

Councillor Oliver McMullan said: “The PSNI need the public’s help if we want to reduce crime in our local area.  Our communities will be safer if we all play our part and if the public suspect any criminal activity I urge them to contact the PSNI.”

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Councillor McMullan’s comments come after the recent PCSP meeting on January 14th received a report from District Commander, Ian Magee. The Commander and Chief Inspector Ian Harrison advised members of the PCSP of increase in anti-social behaviour related incidents throughout the Borough as well as an increase in domestic abuse incidents during lockdown and 33 recent drug detections. 

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The Chair listed a raft of actions that the Partnership have agreed to take forward next year. These include youth initiatives to help make young people safer on the Roads and online, working with Women’s Aid and Criminal Justice staff to help address Societal Abuse and also help support vulnerable people through the use of a multiagency Support Hub.

In 2021 the Partnership will also be working with disability groups to address their needs with regards to the work of the Partnership and in relation to fear of crime. These are just some of the ways that the Partnership is working to make Causeway Coast and Glens Borough safer.

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Councillor McMullan also commented on an increase in anti-social driving incidents throughout the Borough and said: “The message during the present COVID-19 restrictions is Stay at Home and only travel for essential purposes.  Our hospitals are under huge pressure and we all need to play our part to reduce the demand.  I would ask the public not to take unnecessary risks on our roads by driving dangerously which could result in a serious accident.”

You can find out more about Causeway Coast and Glens PCSP by following its Facebook page, email pcsp@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk or ring  028 777 60304.

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