Town’s policing levels criticised after incidents

Biddulph Town Council has criticised the level of policing in the area following a number of isolated incidents of anti-social behaviour in the last few weeks. 
Councillors claim that the police are being moved to other areas of Staffordshire, including Hanley, leaving Biddulph “exposed” as there are fewer officers to act as a deterrent. 
Coun Jill Salt, who helped set up the young people working group, raised three separate issues of anti-social behaviour at a recent town council meeting. 
She said: “There were people standing on the phone box when I walked out of Sainsbury’s a couple of weeks ago, so I rang 101 but it took me 20 minutes to get through. 

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