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Halstead: Public calls for greater police presence as cuts loom
9:00am Friday 18th October 2013 in News
A concerned resident is petitioning for more bobbies on the beat in Halstead, but police have urged the public to be realistic.
Mechanic Simon Edney, of Upper Fenn Road, believes a greater police presence could help reduce burglary problems in the town.
But Essex Police, which is under pressure to make budget cuts, has warned it needs to make “difficult decisions”.
Mr Edney said: “We really need to have more bobbies on the beat in and around Halstead."
He has emailed Prime Minister David Cameron and the town’s MP Brooks Newmark with his concerns.
A Facebook group, called More Police Resources Needed in the Halstead Area, already has 76 members.
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