Stirling firms team up to fight crime

Image caption, Local businesses and retailers have joined the group

Businesses in east Stirling have formed a group to stop themselves being a "soft target" for criminals.

The Springkerse business partnership aims to reduce crime and promote a safer environment.

Retailers and businesses will exchange information about suspicious people or vehicles in the local area.

The partnership was set up with the help of Central Scotland Police, who will use any information gathered to fight crime.

The group's chair, Jim Steel, said: "For too long businesses in this area have been a soft target for crime, often costing hundreds if not thousands of pounds in lost property or damage caused from theft.

"No business in Stirling can afford not to be apart of this business partnership with Central Scotland Police.

"We as businesses can now come together and share information and intelligence from minor incidents which occur, knowing that the small pieces of this jigsaw will form a much clearer picture for the police to interpret."

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