‘Hatfield is no crime hotspot’

HATFIELD has been ranked alongside inner city London, Manchester and Merseyside as one of the top seven crime hotspots in the country.

But this week residents have hit back in today’s Welwyn Hatfield Times blasting the claim as “a ridiculous misrepresentation of our town”.

Saturday’s Daily Mirror suggested Hatfield was a hotspot for “suspicious activity reports” – by banks and financial institutions briefed to alert police to possible money laundering.

It added police have “300 organised crime suspects on their radar”.

But Hatfield resident Mark Lampert said the claims were ridiculous.

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