West Mercia Police staff and local councillors took to the streets to meet, advise and listen to the concerns of residents yesterday (Saturday 17th September) in a pop-up street surgery.

As part of the force’s PACT (Police and Community Together) programme, the pop-up surgery was set up in New Road next to the police station. The forces’s Business, Rural and Cybercrime advisor, Gary, and PC Tim Burling were available, along with Councillors Peter and Christine McDonald.

Residents and shoppers took advantage of the opportunity to speak with their police and councillors to discuss issues that affected their community. In addition to this, between 55 and 60 crime prevention packs were given out, covering a variety of topics including Internet Safety, hate crime, rape awareness, and general crime prevention and property marking advice.

A number of personal attack alarms and timer switches were also given to visitors to the surgery.

A West Mercia Police spokesperson said: “The issues raised are being considered and discussed with the relevant partner agency with a view to taking the appropriate course of action.”

Photo by Hagley & Rubery Safer Neighbourhood Team (@HagRuberyCops) on Twitter

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