Posted by: westlancashirerecord | April 30, 2019

Reported Crime Quadrupled In Aughton

Has reported crime quadrupled in your area?

We finally noted the publication of the Aughton Parish Council (APC) March minutes. They reveal some horrific increases month on month.

“March Minutes 11078 Chairman/Vice-Chairman/Parish Clerk’s March [Secret!] Meeting With The Local Police – a brief report was given on the meeting held 5 March 2019”. Crime is rising steadily to an alarming level. In December 2018 there were just 7 reported crimes. Three months later reported crime has multiplied to 32.

January 2019 11051 Chairman/Vice-Chairman/Parish Clerk’s January [Secret] Meeting With The Local Police – a brief report was given on the meeting held 9 January 2019. There had been 17 reported crimes since the last meeting

February 2019 10063 Chairman/Vice-Chairman/Parish Clerk’s February [Secret] Meeting With The Local Police – a brief report was given on the meeting held 6 February 2019. There had been 20 reported crimes since the last meeting.

March 2019 There had been 32 reported crimes since the last meeting including: 1 fraud/forgery; 9 domestic incidents; 4 criminal damage to a dwelling excluding vehicles (Sandy Lane, Brookfield Lane, Noel Gate, Prescot Road); 1 theft of a pedal cycle (near Quarry Drive); 8 burglary domestic (Middlewood Road, Cromfield, Church Lane, Shepherds Lane, Redsands, Victoria Road, Bold Lane, Butchers Lane); 1 attempted burglary (Bold Lane); 4 vehicle crime (New Lane, Liverpool Road, Mickering Lane); 1 burglary at Sports Pavilion (recrimed Criminal Damage); 1 malicious communication; 1 civil dispute; 1 assault (Nursing Home). No further issues had been reported in the Cherry Tree Lane/Delph Park Avenue area.

The minutes don’t reflect any concern shown by the APC

West Lancashire Borough Council’s CCTV system and the company who operate it are continuing to help the police tackle incidents and keep crime low in the borough. Not in areas outside the main towns!

Lancashire Police Authority 2017/18 + 5%, 2018/19 budget +7.25%, Lancashire Police Authority 2019/20 +13.52%. 

It was reported that Aughton now came under the new area Ormskirk/Aughton/Burscough/Westhead/Neighbouring Policing Team. That’s what these seemingly unaccountable organisations do, rearrange the chairs, call it re-organisation, and nothing improves.


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