Reading the Liberal Bureaucracy blog I started feeling a little sorry for its author, Mark Valladares and his wife Baroness Scott of Needham Market. He had put his postcode into the new crime map which tells you what is happening where you live.
Result: five cases of anti-social behaviour in December. In Creeting St Peter? No, it turns out they were on the Cedars estate at Stowmarket. That’s all right then!
Here in Debenham we tend to think of Stowmarket as a bit of a rough place. Hardly any crime here, they say. But I put my own postcode anyway and found there were 12 incidents in December.
Eight were anti-social behaviour, one violent crime and three unspecified. All spread around the village. The nearest thing to a cluster was two ASB incidents in one place but from the map I can’t work out if they were at the fish and chip shop or the parish church.