Shoplifting Up In Christmas Rush

Monday, 8th December 2014 at 10:16pm

A business network in Newport says its members working to combat shoplifting in Newport centre in the run-up to Christmas after the number of offences increased last month.

The South Wales Argus reports that the Newport Business Against Crime partnership has worked with Gwent Police and Newport City Council for the last four years in a bid to reduce the number of shoplifters.

Last year, the partnership helped to reduce stock loss among its members by 35 per cent.

Bob Bevan, director of Crime and Community Safety Solutions, said “Each year in Newport, shoplifting and anti-social behaviour causes local businesses a huge loss of money, income and good feeling to the local community, as well as unemployment and closure of businesses.”

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