Crime of all types in Wellington almost doubled last month. Both assaults and thefts rose significantly, with one fight at the Barley Mow pub resulting in three arrests.
“I can only speculate on whether these rises might be linked to domestic arguments after Christmas, due to financial problems, and likewise with thefts,” commented PC Rob Wood, the town’s beat officer.
“Wellington police are working as hard as ever to prevent crime and in partnership with the Wellington One Team are meeting twice a week to discuss recurring problems and families that need assistance.”
Of the 70 recorded crimes, more than half (38) involved conflict between individuals, ranging from harassment to assault. There were 16 thefts and 10 incidents of criminal damage.