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Neighbourhood policing team organise event to advise local residents on how to avoid doorstep crime

PCSO Hughes, PCSO Wesgate and  Deborah Elward, Central Crime Reduction Tactical Advisor with some members of the community who attended the meeting to share their doorstep crime concerns.

Porthcawl residents attended an event organised by their local policing Team, where they were provided with crime reduction advice and information on how to avoid being a victim of doorstep crime.

The event was the latest in a number of initiatives that had taken place in Porthcawl, to tackle burglaries and rogue trader issues affecting the area.
The main aim of the session was to empower local residents to say no to cold callers on the doorstep and to encourage them to look at ways to enhance security to their home.
Residents reported feeling safer and reassured as a result of the information provided and year on year there has been a significant reduction in the number of reported burglaries for the area with a 63% reduction when compared with 2009-10 figures to 2013-14.

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