Group meeting to tackle coastal caravan crime

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A meeting to help tackle coastal caravan crime has been announced - with major representatives invited to attend and give their views.

Inspector Andy Morrice, Community Policing Inspector for Skegness, has set up the meeting for Tuesday, November 12, to discuss crime and the effects of it.

It is hoped that by working together, the coastal policing team, crime prevention and forensic teams, key business players, authorities and caravan parks can reduce the number of future incidents.

“I am looking to discuss caravan crime, the effects of it and the methods used to break into caravans, what sort of things get stolen and what we can do to prevent this,” Insp Morrice said.

Insp Morrice is also looking to set up a caravan watch group so that the police, sites and community can share information.

“As a group of people, caravan site proprietors have the biggest concentration of caravans in Europe, and Skegness is the fourth biggest holiday destination in the UK,” he continued.

“I am looking at ways we can do this better.”

Insp Morrice has invited caravan manufacturers to the meeting, which is set for the Scallywag venue at Fantasy Island, Ingoldmells in November.

Crime prevention officers have also been invited, as well as a number of security firms, to help discuss other options.

Insp Morrice is hoping the meeting will send out the message to the East Midlands region that the community is working together and he hopes that it ‘will make the Skegness area, the safest place to holiday in the UK’.