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Shoplifting up by over 20 per cent

Monday February 27 2017

The Alhambra and Asda Old Mill Lane were shoplifting hotspots last year The Alhambra and Asda Old Mill Lane were shoplifting hotspots last year

INCIDENTS of shoplifting in Barnsley increased by over 20 per cent last year.

A new study by lovemyvouchers.co.uk found that South Yorkshire Police received 11,858 reports of shoplifting in 2016.

Of those, 1,608 were reported in Barnsley - up 21.7 per cent on the 1,321 reported incidents in 2015.

The locations in the town with the highest number of shoplifting incidents were the area around King's Street in Grimethorpe, the Alhambra, the area around Wellington Street car park and Asda Old Mill Lane.

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Reply Posted by worker on Monday February 27 2017 at 18:18
Ya dont need to do a study into this to find the reason why its gone up. 99% will be down to the parasites that the good old labour council have welcomed to our town as they say and i quote" immigration is good for the town" ye pull the other one its gone down hill since.

Reply Posted by Guest on Monday February 27 2017 at 18:46
Blaming inmigrants??? Heard it all now hahaha

Reply Posted by Fred on Monday March 6 2017 at 20:51
@guest.... didn't you know immigrant are to blame for everything...... my arse !

Reply Posted by Lola on Monday February 27 2017 at 20:19
It seems that there are lots of freeloaders out there, it seems like it is an easy way of life, not quite a respectable job though! What happened to having pride?

Reply Posted by Dave on Tuesday February 28 2017 at 07:44
These are not accurate, I work in town and most shoplifting doesn't get reported anymore as staff can't afford to leave shop floor for up to 3 hours waiting for police, not police's fault it's lack of police, we get no support in town centre anymore, cctv barely answers radio. It's now a free for all

Reply Posted by Nargis on Tuesday February 28 2017 at 08:56
Most shop lifting doesn't get reported as the town is full of 'pound' shops and nothing of value gets nicked.

Reply Posted by darby on Tuesday February 28 2017 at 09:30
Government fault in my opinion if there weren't all these changes to benefits etc percentage would be low
And before any one comments about working to get off benefit there's people out there who would love to get back into work but don't even get a chance !!!

Reply Posted by Ken on Tuesday February 28 2017 at 11:41
I blame the council.

Reply Posted by Sobo on Tuesday February 28 2017 at 16:10
Not what I'd have said but each to their own.

Reply Posted by Robdought on Thursday March 2 2017 at 14:46
I live in the real world we all know why shop lifting has increased and will continue or increase.

It's linked to drugs and homelessness large numbers of vunrable people that services have failed these people.

And the then she there is the scum of the earth who will steal from anyone.

This country needs another Donald Trump he dare does what our Politicans from from all parties fail to deliver.

Until our Politicans have a seroius debate and stop trying to get people to accuse Imagration on all the problems I'm afraid it will only get worse.

I even believe the country is on the verge of civil unrest.

No I'm not racist I'm just concerned about the pressure the Politicans are forcing on all of us working class society the ballon will bust soon.

We need honest and truthful debate on Imigration NHS Education Social Care and Policing Mental Health and Homlessnes.

All political parties need to wake up.