What was described in the spring as a temporary “spike” in crime in Penarth appears to be continuing unabated.
It’s now reported that two cars were stolen on Friday night from outside an address in Westbourne Road, Penarth – a prosperous street which has been targeted before by criminals.
Its also understood that there was at least one car theft on Redlands Road on Thursday night last week.
At another Penarth crime hotspot – Penarth Marina – Chief Inspector Tony Williams of South Wales Police is due to give a presentation to concerned local residents at a meeting of Penarth Marina Residents Association at Pier 64 at 19:00 hours on Tuesday evening July 10th.
Chief Inspector Williams has also reported – on Twitter – a car theft in “Plymouth Ward” – but it is not clear whether this is one of the two cars stolen in Westbourne Road or is an additional theft.
A South Wales Police officer had been due to attend last month’s meeting of Penarth Town Council and to provide councillors with a regular update on the latest crime figures – but in the event no one turned up and no data was provided.
The elected Labour South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner is Penarth resident Alun Michael – the former Labour MP for Cardiff South and Penarth.