Business crime comes under the spotlight

BUSINESSES preyed on by criminals could be given the chance to judge the police's response under new arrangements being investigated.The idea of setting up a feedback system for business crime came about at the first ever meeting of a new business forum set up by the Suffolk Police Authority and the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

BUSINESSES preyed on by criminals could be given the chance to judge the police's response under new arrangements being investigated.

The idea of setting up a feedback system for business crime came about at the first ever meeting of a new business forum set up by the Suffolk Police Authority and the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

About 70 people took part in the forum in which business owners put their views about Suffolk Police direct to the county's Chief Constable Simon Ash.

A number of issues were raised during the meeting earlier this week ranging from the need for Suffolk Police to develop an action plan for business crime to instigating feedback arrangements for businesses.

Gulshan Kayembe, Police Authority chairman, said: “Businesses are at the heart of our communities and we will continue to forge closer links.”

Chris Soule, FSB spokesman, said “There was a frank exchange of views, but the important thing was that there was a very positive outcome.”