Police reveal drop in Burnfoot crime

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POLICE have revealed there were six recorded crimes in Burnfoot throughout May –and they solved seven.

The 116 per cent solvency rate is a result of previous crimes being dealt with although there has been a 16 per cent drop in incidents compared to the same period last year.

Community beat officer John Irvine told a meeting of Burnfoot Community Council this week that there had been two recorded crimes of dishonesty during the month and four altogether in the year so far compared to ten at this point in 2012.

There had also been one incident of vandalism. So far in 2013 there have been six, which compares to ten for the same time last year.

Among the other incidents on the estate were calls regarding youths on the roofs and garages around Burnfoot church; an alleged taxi fraud which has been detected; shoplifting from the Co-op and a man who was reported to the procurator fiscal for an alleged drink driving offence.

PC Irvine said: “There have been a couple of crimes of disorder and minor assaults and there was a theft of wood from Burnfoot Industrial Estate.

“I would urge people that if they see anything suspicious or think something is not right, then please contact the police.”

Meanwhile, PC Irvine confirmed that investigations are ongoing into the vandalism attack on the skate park at Waverley Walk.

Councillor Stuart Marshall said: “I’m meeting with officials next week to see what the future is for this and I’m hoping to keep it open. It’s important we catch the culprits responsible.”