Police to tackle shoplifting and anti-social behaviour in Rushden High Street

Rushden High Street
Rushden High Street

Police in Rushden will be holding daily weekday surgeries in the run-up to Christmas in a bid to reduce shoplifting and anti-social behaviour.

The surgeries are part of the force’s seasonal Op Lapland campaign and will be at a vacant shop unit at 69, High Street, Rushden, next to the Rose and Crown pub, from Monday, December 2, to Friday, December 20, between 1pm and 3pm.

The vacant unit has been loaned to the police by the nearby Letting Agents, Prime Choice.

PC Matt Hart, who has organised the surgeries, said: “We will be using the shop as a base to patrol the High Street and tackle shoplifting and anti-social behaviour.

“I am grateful to Prime Choice for giving us the use of their shop.”

Sector Sergeant Phil Holton said: “This is a great example of the police and local partners working together towards making Rushden a safe and pleasant place to shop and socialise at Christmas.

“We are focusing on preventing thefts, violent crime and anti-social behaviour in the run-up to Christmas and the New Year.”

People who attend the surgeries will be able to get advice on all areas of crime prevention and personal safety, with information available to take away on many subjects.

Free anti-theft number plate screws, to prevent car number plates from being stolen, and purse jingle bells to help reduce the theft of bags and purses at this busy time of year will be available.

People can also sign up to the Northamptonshire Police Community Connect messaging service to receive regular updates about crime and policing in your area.