Crime stats revealed

A TOTAL of 11 drug offences were recorded in the town last month, as a result of increased activity by uniformed officers and CID.

The figures were revealed at this week’s community council meeting, at which community beat officer Keith Murray also reported that of the 45 crimes reported throughout January, 21 were solved.

He commented: “Vandalism accounted for half of those crimes, although acts of dishonesty remain low.”

There was one attempted murder and one serious assault, both of which were solved.