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Preston Police continue shoplifting crackdown in the city

Posted on - 23rd November, 2023 - 5:29pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Friargate, Preston City Centre, Preston News
Christmas lights down Fishergate in Preston city centre Pic: Donna Clifford
Christmas lights down Fishergate in Preston city centre Pic: Donna Clifford

Police say they are continuing a crackdown on shoplifting in Preston city centre.

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Officers visited stores in Fishergate and Friargate during Tuesday (21 November) to follow-up on reports of shoplifting and anti-social behaviour.

Preston Police also spoke to a number of people in relation to rough sleeping and begging and are now working with partner organisations to find solutions.

Read more: ‘Prolific’ Preston city centre shoplifting duo caught and charged

In addition, officers stopped and searched a 16-year-old boy who was found to be in possession of a small amount of cannabis. He was given a community resolution.

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Sgt Adam Sixsmith, said: “Shoplifting is not only a massive blight on businesses but also the community as a whole.

“We will continue to carry out operations like this and work with our partners to stamp out shoplifting in Preston City Centre and hold offenders to account.”

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