5:55pm Friday 27th April 2012
By Neil Phillips
MORE police officers will be on Wycombe’s streets this weekend in a bid to keep the town as safe as possible after a series of violent incidents which have occurred in recent months.
Residents and visitors to the town are being reassured they should not be alarmed that the increase in officers means more trouble has hit Wycombe.
Instead, police say the move is to prevent possible criminal activity before it happens.
Ch Insp Colin Seaton, Deputy Area Commander, said: “Following some high profile incidents that have happened across the district recently involving violence, I am keen to increase the visible police presence in the town.
“I would like the community to not be scared by the police presence but reassured that we are working hard to keep the area safe so if you see more coppers in Castlefield, horses in Hazlemere and dogs in Downley please feel free to go and say hello.”
In the early hours of Wednesday morning an 18-year-old man was found with a stab wound in the Eden shopping centre in High Wycombe. He was taken to hospital in a stable, non-life threatening condition.
A 22-year-old man was injured after being shot in the leg in Bedder Road, Booker, on March 10.
On January 7 a 20-year-old man was also injured after being shot in the leg near a bus stop in the London Road in the Wycombe Marsh area.
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