‘Operation Sunshine’ streets to see an increase in patrols

Simon Anslow

Simon Anslow

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FAIRFAX Drive is one of a number of streets in the borough which will see a bigger police presence this summer as part of Operation Sunshine.

Patrols will be stepped up in 15 areas where traditionally the officers receive the highest number of calls from.

The list comprises 13 streets around the Southend neighbourhood policing area, with some included twice as the long roads fall under different beat patrols.

They are: High Street, Prittlewell Chase, Hamlet Court Road, two areas of York Road, Western Esplanade, Fairfax Drive, Kursaal Way, two areas of London Road, Southchurch Road, Warrior Square, Colman Street, Victoria Avenue and Marine Parade.

Southend’s district commander, chief inspector Simon Anslow said he believed Prittlewell Chase had a high call out rate due to nearby Southend Hospital, while Victoria Avenue was likely to be on the list due to incidents at the police station.

Beat patrol officers will be urged to travel to the streets as much as they can for high visibility patrols. Chief insp Anslow added: “If we have high visibility in these areas it might make people think twice about committing crime. It also gives reassurance to residents.”

Officers will not only patrol the areas but also drive through the streets as regularly as possible.

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10:27pm Tue 10 Jun 14

born and raised criminal says...

Driving through the streets all day in their Ford Focus not actually doing anything with the radio on. Occasionally pulling over a speeding driver and issuing them with 3 points and a £60 fine. While a law abiding citizen is being pulled over for marginally breaking the speed limit, someone's house is being burgled or an old lady being robbed. And yet they still say crime is going down in Southend. Where do they get these statistics and figures from? Simon Anslow definitely makes these up.
Driving through the streets all day in their Ford Focus not actually doing anything with the radio on. Occasionally pulling over a speeding driver and issuing them with 3 points and a £60 fine. While a law abiding citizen is being pulled over for marginally breaking the speed limit, someone's house is being burgled or an old lady being robbed. And yet they still say crime is going down in Southend. Where do they get these statistics and figures from? Simon Anslow definitely makes these up. born and raised criminal
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4:00am Wed 11 Jun 14

depotman says...

well sounds good I hope they patrol round the Prittlewell Brooke area near Highfield cresent
well sounds good I hope they patrol round the Prittlewell Brooke area near Highfield cresent depotman
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8:09am Wed 11 Jun 14

Happy Chickie says...

"Driving through the streets all day in their Ford Focus"

How do you know this unless you are doing the same thing and following them.
"Driving through the streets all day in their Ford Focus" How do you know this unless you are doing the same thing and following them. Happy Chickie
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8:12am Wed 11 Jun 14

SLord90 says...

So many negative people! Give the bloke a chance to make a difference before you all start slating him!
So many negative people! Give the bloke a chance to make a difference before you all start slating him! SLord90
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