Potters Bar MP airs residents' crime fears to police chief

PUBLISHED: 12:07 17 July 2018 | UPDATED: 12:07 17 July 2018

Hertsmere MP Oliver Dowden (right) with Hertfordshire’s chief constable Charlie Hall. Picture: Mr Dowden's office.

Hertsmere MP Oliver Dowden (right) with Hertfordshire's chief constable Charlie Hall. Picture: Mr Dowden's office.

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Potters Bar's MP voiced residents' fears after burglaries continued to spiral in the town.

Hertsmere representative Oliver Dowden met with Hertfordshire’s chief constable, Charlie Hall, to raise worries about rising crime and discuss what is being done to combat it.

It comes as the police’s latest burglary figures for Potters Bar and Shenley revealed there were 24 in May, compared to 16 in the same month last year.

Mr Dowden said: “I used the opportunity to discuss my constituents’ concerns, particularly over burglaries in towns such as Potters Bar.

“These crimes have been incredibly distressing for everyone in the area.

“He reassured me how seriously Hertfordshire Constabulary take this problem and explained the work they are doing to bring the perpetrators to justice.”

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