HEYSHAM residents are fed up with vandalism, anti-social behaviour and crime in their village, but many are afraid, or don’t want to involve police.
However, police want to encourage people who see anyone acting suspiciously or committing offences to phone them straight away.
Already, residents are working with police to help stamp out crime.
In once case, a resident of Heysham village had his greenhouse damaged eight times on consecutive nights.
But a quick thinking neighbour heard the crash and took pictures of the lads committing the damage.
Community beat manager for Heysham, PC Andy Taylor, said: “The man who took pictures of the lads was up at 1am in his attic and handed the pictures to us.
“A few days later we saw them standing at a bus stop and they were apprehended.
“The public are working with the police to tackle the problem.
“We don’t have a magic wand; we need the help to catch these people.”
See The Visitor (03-04-12) for full story.