Thursday, 5th December, 2013
Any home is a potential target for burglars; some are more appealing than others and some offer themselves up with a bow that begs to be opened.
Neighbourhood Watch leaders have received a crash course in drugs at a training session funded by criminal asset seizures.
Co-ordinators from across Londonderry attended a drug awareness training session delivered by Synergize NI which was funded by the Criminal Assets Recovery Fund (CARF).
The training, organised by the Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP), gave neighbourhood watch representatives an insight to what recreational drugs look like, how they affect people and how the criminal justice system deals with them.
Councillor Thomas Conway, chair of the PCSP told the Londonderry Sentinel: "Drugs are an issue that is continually identified in our community consultations and we have ensured that drugs targets have been included in the Foyle Local Policing Plan.
"We will continue to monitor the impact of drugs on our communities and support the police in dealing with this issue."
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From this month community sentences will have to include an element of punishment, as the radical overhaul of sentencing continues Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has said.
This WMS was laid in the House of Commons by Theresa May on 4 December 2013.
Have you got any pictures or video footage where a criminal or wrong-doer has been Caught Red Handed on your own CCTV cameras, mobile phone or by any other device or technique?
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