Police thank public for support

Derbyshire Constabulary has thanked the public for its support during a challenging week for policing.

A high visibility police presence has been maintained in key areas in Derbyshire throughout this week in response to the unrest and disorder in towns and cities across the country.

Derbyshire has not experienced the level of incidents witnessed in other areas but there have been a small number of incidents of criminal damage, arson and anti-social behaviour during the week.

Assistant chief constable Dee Collins said: “I’d like to commend the communities in Derbyshire for the response they have had to these events so far.

“While we may not have had any major disorder to date it has needed an intensive effort trying to make sure we stay on top of any issues before they emerge.

“As well as specially trained public order officers we have also had our Safer Neighbourhood teams out later to reassure local people and speak to them directly.

“We will be maintaining the level of visible policing that has been seen in the county this week and I would urge the public to remain vigilant.”