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‘There is always a way out’ - Officers seek to understand ‘intricacies’ of organised crime

PUBLISHED: 11:01 16 July 2018

Police officers on duty Picture: GETTY IMAGES

Police officers on duty Picture: GETTY IMAGES

Serge Bertasius

A crack down on organised crime will see increased patrols in Essex this week.

Essex Police’s week of action will focus on community issues around crime throughout the Chelmsford and Maldon districts.

Inspector Tom Stokes, of the Chelmsford and Maldon Local Policing Team, said: “Organised crime is one of our priorities across the force, and here in Chelmsford we continue to make real efforts to understand the intricacies of these operations.

“We are here to help highlight the damage this lifestyle can do and to encourage anyone who may be in this situation, or knows someone with similar circumstances, to talk to us. There is always a way out and we can offer the support that an individual, their family or loved ones, may need.

“Anyone with a query or concern can speak to one of our officers or visit our mobile police station, which will be deployed throughout the district over the course of the week.”

This week will see an increase in patrols, including in Chelmsford town centre, and school engagement from officers and volunteers.

Additional support throughout the week will come from Special Constables, Active Citizens, Police Cadets, the force’s Licensing Team and the Roads Policing Unit.

Locations for the mobile police station currently include the Melbourne, Springfield and High Street areas of Chelmsford.

It will also visit Maldon.

For the most up-to-date locations and timings of the mobile police station, visit the ‘Essex Police – Chelmsford and Maldon’ Facebook page.

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