Lincolnshire: Crime initiative goes national after Lincolnshire pilot

Scheme tackles doorstep crime

Scheme tackles doorstep crime

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A new nationwide doorstep crime initiative has been launched after a successful pilot in Lincolnshire.

Lincolnshire’s Operation REPEAT trains professionals and carers of elderly people what to look for and the advice they should be giving if they think someone is a victim of doorstep crime.

Administered by Community Lincs, with Lincolnshire Trading Standards and Lincolnshire Police, the project has trained over 217 professionals work with over 2,600 older and vulnerable people.

Reg Burrell, doorstep crime awareness project officer, said:“We’ve run the project for almost two years now and have now run projects in the South Kesteven, East Lindsey and West Lindsey districts.”

“I am delighted that the project will now be rolled out across the country. We know it works and that health and social care professionals are some of the best placed people to monitor those at risk of this type of crime.”