Update on crimes in Seahouses in summer
An increase in the number of reported crimes was expected as is a drop now that the summer season is over, according to police.
At Monday’s meeting of North Sunderland Parish Council, PC Alan Morton gave members an update on the crimes in the area over the past three months.
For the month up to the council’s July meeting (first Monday of the month), there were seven crimes – one theft, two assaults, three damages and one incident of shoplifting.
From then until the August meeting, there were five reported crimes – one theft, two damages and two assaults.
And from then until the start of this week, there were eight crimes – three thefts, two public-order offences, one assault, one damage and one dangerous dog.
PC Morton reported that most of the incidents had been dealt with, with the exception of two more recent incidents which officers are still looking into.
“Normally we see this at this time of year because we get a big influx of people coming into Seahouses,” he said. “Now we are hoping it will start going back down again.”