Keep­ing an eye on the canal­side crim­i­nals

Canal Boat - - Letters - K Richards

Can I ask for greater vig­i­lance along our wa­ter­ways as it ap­pears that we are in the midst of a crime­wave. It is clear that po­lice re­sources on our roads and high streets has been re­duced. Some com­men­ta­tors have sug­gested that the num­ber of po­lice of­fi­cers has plum­meted to a record low while re­ported crime is on the in­crease. At a re­cent so­cial gath­er­ing of live­aboards and hol­i­day cruis­ers, it be­came clear that there are many vic­tims out there. Be it thefts from boats (and don’t for­get the valu­able equip­ment we store on board) or sim­ply ha­rass­ment from the tow­path af­ter we’ve turned in, we must all be cau­tious. A sad state of af­fairs but sol­i­dar­ity and a watch­ful eye is needed. Raise the alarm for your neigh­bour too at the first sus­pi­cious signs

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