Inspector's plans to fight crime

THE man heading up the fight against crime in south Great Yarmouth wants to deter potential offenders by showing them the consequences.Insp Nick Cheshire, new head of South Yarmouth Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT), said in the run-up to Christmas his team would be working hard to prevent shoplifting and focus on educating young people on the consequences of committing crime.

THE man heading up the fight against crime in south Great Yarmouth wants to deter potential offenders by showing them the consequences.

Insp Nick Cheshire, new head of South Yarmouth Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT), said in the run-up to Christmas his team would be working hard to prevent shoplifting and focus on educating young people on the consequences of committing crime.

Favouring a preventative method of policing as opposed to a reactive approach, Insp Cheshire said he also wanted to reduce alcohol-related violence and criminal damage offences.

He said: “We intend to continue with the high visibility patrol approach which has been used on the seafront to improve the way we police the night time economy. Criminal damage offences affect the quality of life for residents.


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“If someone wakes up one morning to find their fence has been damaged it becomes a major issue for that person.”

Insp Cheshire said priorities set out by members of the public made police more accountable for local issues, adding that SNTs allowed police and community support officers to make contacts in the community through a better presence on the street.

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“We want to be able to speak to people on their doorsteps or outside schools and bus stops. It's about improving the quality of life.”

Insp Cheshire started his career in 1998 with the Bedfordshire Force and transferred to Norfolk in 2002. He worked in a variety of posts including focusing on licensing and tackling alcohol related violence.

He moved to Yarmouth in April 2005, and in 2006was involved with the first SNT trial team in south Yarmouth.

Insp Cheshire, 41, is married with two children.

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