People in Ely market square have their say on crime issues to Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner

10:45 22 August 2014

Sir Graham Bright and Sgt Will Davis talking to passers-by.

Sir Graham Bright and Sgt Will Davis talking to passers-by.

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The public got the chance to voice their concerns about illegal parking, speeding and doorstep con-artists directly to Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner yesterday.

Accompanied by Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner, Brian Ashton, and local officer Sgt Will Davis, Sir Graham Bright visited Ely market square to get peoples views on crime, policing and community safety.

On arrival market traders reported a suspected pick pocket had disappeared on seeing the commissioner’s team arrive. Officers searched for the suspect but he had left the area.

This event was one of a series held in different towns and cities across the region.

Sir Graham said: “As Police and Crime Commissioner one of my roles is to be the voice of people.

“This is why events such as today’s in Ely is so important to me in understanding local concerns and being able to use this to help shape future policing.

“On the day, the concerns raised included speeding traffic (particularly HGVs), maintaining visible policing and doorstep con-artists targeting the vulnerable.

“The most common complaint in Ely is around illegal parking, curious given that it is one of the few places that still offers free parking.”

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