I am concerned by the recent arson attacks against vehicles in Letchworth Garden City. There were over ten such attacks in January and February and they are completely unacceptable. There have also been some van break-ins reported. As I told the local press, the idiots committing these offences are putting themselves and others in danger, and I am glad that we are seeing an increase in police patrols in Letchworth to deal with the situation. Our police are a great local asset and they are working hard to solve these crimes and keep our streets safe.
We must remember that, even with these recent problems, North East Hertfordshire remains a low-crime area. I appeal to local people to report any suspicious circumstances to the authorities.