The rates of crime in the Cheshire Constabulary are technically low, but to residents on the ground they appear to be a serious concern. Police are currently investigating a number of major crimes throughout the area, and the courts are busy dealing with criminals of all kinds. There is a sense of fear within the area of gangs which have burgled houses, robbed people, and even murdered. Police have put on extra foot patrols to reassure residents that their fight back is working, and order will be restored to the area, which is seeing a decline in house prices in certain crime ridden areas. Glazebury and Croft, including Culcheth are places you would not go on holiday, though the best thing to do is research the areas before you decide.
Following the fatal shooting of man in a car, when unarmed and no immediate danger to the public, was a concern when Protect Yourself first reported on it. Some residents of Culcheth have expressed that they are happy it is safer now, following previous instances of armed robbery in the town, and a problem with gang violence. The killing prompted some fury from angry Culcheth residents, who were hoping the police may of caught him alive for a good lynching.
Many residents also expressed some sorrow for the affair. Some have reported that their children are having nightmares about the incident in which a man was shot whilst in his own car by men in rubber masks (correction – care with stolen number plates). The incident in which an unarmed man was killed in a car park is very unfortunate, and the town which has struggled with a number of crimes over the past year. The police shooting was a disaster of quite a high magnitude, a man died.
He was though a hardened criminal, if you believe the stories. A man has been murdered, it would be safe to say, and a mistake has been made by a valued front line officer. These kind of things should not happen, but can in the heat of the moment. Many members of the public have shown little sympathy for Anthony Grainger, who was suspected of being a rather nasty criminal, though no definite proof was brought before a court of law.
The instances of members of the public being killed by police are thankfully low, and not since the Mark Duggan death has a man been killed with a gun by the police, which is positive. The police need to be able to defend life, with due cause, no life should be taken without it.
With regards to Crime in Culcheth, Glazebury and Croft it could be better. Are you a resident of these areas? is crime as bad as reports suggest?