STEPHEN Metcalfe, local MP for South Basildon and East Thurrock has given a warm welcome to the news that recorded crime in Essex has fallen over the last twelve months.
Latest figures from the independent Office for National Statistics show that recorded crime in Essex fell by 4%.
Commenting, local MP Stephen Metcalfe said: “4% may not be the highest fall in reported crime, but it is nonetheless significant and has been welcomed by people across South Basildon and East Thurrock. Our hardworking local police officers should be proud of their success.”
“These latest figures are clear evidence that Government reforms to policing are working. This Conservative Government is on the side of people who do the right thing and as a result, their policies have resulted in safer communities up and down the country. I look forward to seeing further reductions as the reforms really take root.”