Town’s new police commander sets out plans

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The new district commander for Corby has introduced himself with a pledge to tackle town centre violence, domestic abuse and serious acquisitive crime.

In his first interview since taking up the post on Tuesday, Chief Insp Chris Hillery told the Evening Telegraph he would bring in new methods to tackle persistent problems driving down people’s quality of life.

Undercover police will patrol inside pubs and clubs to stop violence flaring before it happens. Officers will visit drunken yobs in the cold light of day to warn them their behaviour is unacceptable and offer help with alcohol and anger problems.

Uniformed officers will work more closely with CID, sharing their knowledge of offenders and arresting them as soon as evidence is available.

Chief Insp Hillery said: “With alcohol-related violence I want to make sure offenders and victims get proper support so they can get off the continuous roundabout of arrest, court, sanction.”