Boost in crackdown on town’s criminals

CRIME in Filey has dropped significantly, according to new figures.

Police have revealed there were 257 incidents in the town between April 1 last year and January 31 this year.

That figure represents a huge drop from 361 cases in the previous year.

The statistics showed there were 90 incidents of criminal damage - a drop of 28 from the same period between 2010 and 2011.

There were also 70 cases of theft across the area, representing a massive drop of 65 incidents from the previous 12 month period.

Burglary was also down nine to 12 incidents from 21 reported cases, with burglaries in dwellings standing at four - a drop from 10 cases.

However, cases of violence were up slightly, rising to 60 cases from 54.

Major incidents in the town included the arrest of four men for drug offences after a search of a property.

Police are also investigating after a man in his 40s, with spiky ginger hair, bought items from hair salons in Union Street and Mitford Street.

He offered a £20 note on each occasion to pay but confused staff giving change and left with £20 and £18 respectively.

Anyone with information on incidents in Filey are urged to contact police on the new 101 number.