Police and Crime Commissioner receives a warm welcome from traders in Chepstow

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent, Jeff Cuthbert, received a warm welcome whilst visiting independent traders in Chepstow to talk about Gwent Police’s new scheme We Don't Buy Crime.

Traders welcomed the new scheme which aims to tackle theft and burglary.

Gwent is the first police force in Wales to adopt the initiative which focuses on the use of Smart Water technology, which can be used to track and trace stolen items.

Jeff Cuthbert, Police and Crime Commissioner, said: “I really enjoyed meeting local businesses, some of whom have been in the town for many years.

“I was very pleased to hear from those I spoke to that they feel that crime levels are low in the town. It was evident that traders have a good relationship with the local neighbourhood team.

“It is vital that traders report any incidents of theft to Gwent Police, CCTV is extremely helpful and can be used to gain insight and evidence to help tackle crime in the County.”

To report an incident contact Gwent Police via 101 or @gwentpolice on Facebook or Twitter pages. In an emergency always call 999.

Find out more about the We Don’t Buy Crime scheme.