Statement from Police & Crime Commissioner David Keane following release of latest crime statistics Date published: 21st July 2016 11.31am

Police & Crime Commissioner David Keane said: “Any reduction in crime statistics is to be welcomed – and particularly in areas like burglary and vehicle crime. It’s a credit to the hard work of officers and staff which I’ve seen first hand over the last two months.

“This has been reflected in what the public are telling me as I travel the county listening to residents as I develop Cheshire’s new Police & Crime Plan.

“But I’ve also heard their concerns about the night-time economy in some of our towns. I want to see more being done to further tackle public disorder, drug and alcohol abuse, which can make people wary about visiting our town centres in the evening. I’ve spoken to the Chief Constable about this, and I will also be challenging my colleagues in local government, on licensing committees, and elsewhere to play their part in helping us to tackle this issue.”