Shoplifters targeted in Gravesend town centre

PUBLISHED: 17:12 24 September 2012

Shopkeepers and police have launched a new push to crack down on shoplifting and antisocial behaviour in Gravesend town centre.

As well as increasing policing in the area, retailers have been given radios to allow them to communicate quickly with each other and nip potential crimes in the bud.

Neighbourhood Inspector Henry Sandhu said: “Shoplifting anti social behaviour cost every member of the community both financially and in terms of how safe people feel. We are not taking resources away from other areas in order to target hot spots. But with the benefit of crime trend data we are able to focus our expertise when, where and how it’s needed most in order to prevent crime and maintain a safe, economically vibrant town centre.”

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