Crime falls in town

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CRIME in Filey has dropped by 22 per cent, according to new police figures.

Statistics revealed by Filey Police show there were 78 recorded incidents in the town between April 1 and July 6 this year - a drop of 37 cases from the same period last year.

According to the figures, there were 32 incidents of criminal damage between April 1 and July 6 this year, compared to 39 in the same period 12 months ago.

The number of thefts also dropped sharply in the same period, with 18 cases compared to 32 last year.

Sgt Chris Gosling revealed the figures during a meeting of Filey Town Council this week and said he was pleased with the results.

He added: “The crime figures for this time of year are good and a lot of that is down to the increase in staff we have had this year.”

The statistics showed there were a third less burglaries in Filey during the two month period with just three cases reported, while violent crime fell from 28 incidents to 21.

In June alone, there were no reports of burglary, six violent crimes and six incidents of theft in the town.