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Police Report for April 2016

Maxton and Mertoun Community Council

Date of meeting: 19/05/2016

The statistics are for April 2016. The May statistics are not yet published available.

There have been no incidents of note for the Maxton and Mertoun Ward area since the date of the last meeting in April, 2016.

The new public survey entitled ‘Your View Counts’ was launched on 7 April. Information on this can be found on the Police Scotland website. The survey should take about 15 minutes to complete. I would encourage all members of the public to participate in this, as it will help inform policing priorities throughout the country for the year ahead. The web address is <>

Speeding/Road Traffic
4 Road Checks were carried out in the Area during April, 2016. 1 Speeding Offence was detected.

Rural Thefts
No Rural Thefts have been recorded in the St Boswells area during March.

Youth antisocial behaviour
There has been no recorded incidents of youth anti-social behaviour for the Maxton area during April and no recorded stop and searches in the ward area during the month.
There are no persons subject to Anti Social Behaviour monitoring for the Maxton Area. (1 Person in St Boswells is currently on Anti Social Behaviour monitoring).

Incidents of note Maxton & Mertoun
There were no incidents of note for the Maxton and Mertoun Ward area since the date of the last meeting in April, 2016.

Only information worthy of mention for Maxton and Mertoun is that information has been received by Scottish Borders Council, Safer Communities Department that flowers have been disturbed and moved from graves at Benrig Cemetery, Maxton.
No damage has been caused to any headstones or property.
If anyone has any information regarding this please contact PC John Dawson (details below). Thank you.

Crime Prevention
Police Scotland urge our communities to be vigilant to any suspicious activity in their neighborhoods and call Police Scotland immediately on 101 or alternatively can call the Crimestoppers number anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Any members of our community wishing any additional crime prevention advice can do so by contacting their Community Beat Officer PC 3432 John Dawson at Selkirk Police Station on 101 or E-mail:

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Date: 19/05/2016