A team of more than 20 South Wales police officers and police ‘youth volunteers’ from Penarth and Barry have carried out a co-ordinated mail-drop of hundreds of “anti-crime leaflets” to residents of Penarth Marina.
The move is the latest strategy to tackle the epidemic of burglaries, car thefts and drug taking which is now afflicting the residential areas of the Marina.
The police also distributed large bi-lingual yellow posters around the area which say “POLICE WARNING. PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE VALUABLES IN YOUR VEHICLE” .
Tonight Chief Inspector Tony Williams of South Wales Police, who is in charge of policing Penarth and the Eastern Vale, is due to answer questions from concerned members of the Penarth Marina Residents’ Association at a forty-five-minute face-to-face briefing at Pier 64 at 19:00 hours.
He has already posted messages on Twitter urging residents – despite the hot weather – to keep the windows of their homes closed and locked overnight .
The elected Labour Party South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner is Alun Michael.