Is there a “crime spree” in South Ockendon

WE DO try and keep our ear to the ground at YourThurrock. Some weeks, the police helicopter appears busy in Corringham and other times Tilbury.

What we do notice is the high number of appeals for information regarding crimes in South Ockendon. The robbery at Tesco Express, assaults outside pubs, delivery driver robbed, asbo for teenagers, purge on youths in Dilkes Park, arson attack in Quince Tree Close. The list appears to be endless (and that is just the last two months!).

YourThurrock spoke to Ockendon councillor Amanda Arnold (Cons) whether she considered Ockendon was a dangerous place and what action was being taken by the authorities.

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