Could Twinstead be the county’s safest village?

These picturesque scenes show the sleepy village of Twinstead, just north of Halstead, which has one of the best track records when it comes to low crime rates.

According to the latest Home Office crime statistics, Twinstead suffered no crime or anti-social whatsoever in November and October.

Since December 2010, the village has suffered just three crimes along with one incident of anti-social behaviour.

In July last year, there was a burglary and in September there were two thefts, which could have been either a stolen bicycle or theft from a person.

Parish councillor David Holland of Church Road said: “It’s delightful living here."