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Hunstanton Town Council hears that town’s monthly crime rate ‘to be expected,’ police sergeant says

Police have described the most recent crime data for Hunstanton as “to be expected”.

On Wednesday, a full council meeting of Hunstanton Town Council heard that 43 offences were reported by Norfolk Constabulary between May 23 and June 27.

Sergeant Adam Hughes presented the report from Inspector Howard Elvidge to councillors.

The Green in Hunstanton
The Green in Hunstanton

He said: “We have recorded 43 offences during this period.”

The report stated that of the total offences, nine were criminal damage, nine for assault, one burglary, 13 public order, seven thefts and four were drug-related.

When asked, Sgt Hughes said the drug offences were all for possession of cannabis with one court summons and three out of court disposals, which is a way of resolving low-level crimes.

Hunstanton Town Sign
Hunstanton Town Sign

He said: “This is to be expected, coming into the summer, when we have triple the population in Hunstanton at weekends.”

The issue of counterfeit money was also discussed which is currently under investigation with three arrested at the seafront.

Sgt Hughes explained that the three have bail conditions not allowing them into Norfolk and that they are not from this area.

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