Passmore directs extra resources to combatting violent crime in Ipswich

Tim Passmore addressed Suffolk County Council.

Tim Passmore addressed Suffolk County Council. - Credit: Archant

Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore has told councillors that extra resources are going into the battle against violent crime in the town.

And he said he was determined that the town should not get a reputation for violence: “A decade ago Nottingham got a reputation as the gun capital of Britain and it took a long time to get over it. We don’t want Ipswich to get a reputation for knife crime.”

He had regular meetings with Chief Constable Gareth Wilson to discuss the rise in crime in the town – and was hopeful it would soon start to drop.

There were improved relations with the police in London where some of those involved in the crimes had links.

Mr Passmore was answering a question from Ipswich councillor Paul West who wanted to know about the response to the increase in crime that was causing concern in the town.

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