Rachel Maclean MP recently met with the area's police inspector to voice the concern of her constituency's residents.

The MP for Redditch and the Villages met with Inspector Rich Field after collecting the results of a crime and anti-social behaviour survey undertaken by hundreds of her constituency residents.

Hundreds of responses flagged anti-social behaviour, violent and knife crime, and robberies and burglaries as issues that community police should be focusing on.



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During the meeting, Mrs Maclean and Inspector Field discussed the public space protection order in the town centre and the allocation of more resources as per residents' and community businesses' concerns.

Mrs Maclean said: "Keeping our streets safe is a top priority for me and for the government, and so it’s my job as the local MP to raise residents’ concerns with our local police.

"Inspector Field is proactive in responding to residents’ concerns and his officers have taken action to address them."

She added: "It’s important residents always report crimes to the police to ensure justice can be done and to keep our streets and communities safe.

"With police officer numbers at a record high in West Mercia and with Redditch getting a new police station, I’m confident our brave officers will continue to keep our streets safe."