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Monthly Community Safety Partnership Report covers local crime and praises Re:Connect programme of youth activities


By Ali Morrison

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Forres police inspector Tony McCullie has been encouraged by his team’s engagement with local youths.
Forres police inspector Tony McCullie has been encouraged by his team’s engagement with local youths.

POLICE have praised this summer’s Re:Connect programme of youth activities in the latest Community Safety Partnership Report.

As well as comment from the local police inspector, the document also lists crimes committed in the area over the last month including assault, theft, vandalism and motor offences.

Inspector Tony McCullie highlighted his team’s community engagement over the last month.

He said: “Regular patrols have taken place at different times to provide reassurance that we are acting on information about areas where antisocial behaviour may be an issue. Community officers have been helping out with the Re:connect programme which has been a great success and has generated feedback from youths who attended.”

He added: “Kids are keen on the idea of more organised events. There was mention of the proposed skate park being considered for Forres.”

Eight assaults were committed during the last month. People were reported for four on the incidents and enquiries are ongoing into the others. One incident related to the assault of two males as well as theft of property.

Insp McCullie said: “The matter was quickly dealt with and five people have been reported to the procurator fiscal.”

Ten vandalisms were committed with three incidents resulting in people being charged. Enquiries are ongoing into the others.

There were also four reports of theft in the area. Two bikes were stolen - one was later recovered.

No one was detected speeding over the period despite police officers pro-actively targeting areas where there were complaints.

However, one person was reported for driving with no insurance and enquiries are ongoing into an accident where a driver failed to stop.

Forres police station public counter is open Monday to Thursday from 9.15am-5.15pm and on Fridays from 9.15am-2.45pm.

To remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.




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