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Wisbech Police make arrests in burglary crack-down

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A police operation to clamp down in a rise in burglaries has resulted in a number of arrests.

Wisbech Town Councillors were informed of the success of the operation during their last meeting.

Concerns were also raised about the number of cyclists who are causing "near-misses" by doing wheelies in the town centre.

Police (17433910)
Police (17433910)

Speaking at Monday's (September 22) meeting Coun Steve Tierney said: "A lot of people are experiencing near misses and over-takes with six to seven kids coming towards them doing wheelies. It is only a matter of time until something happens."

In a statement after the meeting, Fenland Police said that local police teams have been patrolling hotspot areas after an increase in burglaries.

The statement said: "As a result, a number of arrests have been made and we have seen the number of burglaries reduce in the last month.

Wisbech has a new mayor following the annual ceremony at the town's Council Chamber on Friday.. (10027769)
Wisbech has a new mayor following the annual ceremony at the town's Council Chamber on Friday.. (10027769)

"We are also aware of concerns around anti-social behaviour which has involved youth disorder, anti-social use of bicycles and small fires being set.

"Officers are committed to dealing with those responsible and using all available legislation, such as criminal behaviour orders, to tackle repeat offending which has a negative effect on local communities. Local police continues to work with partner agencies, including the local council, to target and tackle anti-social issues."

The town council also received a presentation from the Bobby Trust which had supported 40 people in the town who were burglary or domestic abuse victims.

The council agreed to donate £1,000 to the Trust.

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