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Village celebrates low crime figures

PUBLISHED: 10:30 19 December 2017

Fressingfield has the lowest crime rate in Suffolk. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Fressingfield has the lowest crime rate in Suffolk. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

A north Suffolk village has again found itself in the rare position of celebrating a place at rock bottom of a list of statistics.

Garry Deeks, Fressingfield Parish Council chairman. Picture: LUCY TAYLORGarry Deeks, Fressingfield Parish Council chairman. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR

Less than one crime a week was reported in Fressingfield during the most recent 12-month period of Suffolk Observatory figures.

The village boasted the same honour in 2011, but like the rest of Suffolk, has since seen an increase in crimes – from 31 to 49.

Garry Deeks, chairman of Fressingfield Parish Council, said: “This is a caring place where people look out for each other.

“That spreads a sense of security among residents. In outlying parts of the village, particularly the farming community, there is quite a lot of networking.

“If someone sees something suspicious, they communicate it to one another and the police. Some older people suffer fear of crime and we have been looking into the provision of a PCSO to ease those anxieties.”


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