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Good evening, I'm David Allard with the news in the South.

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Traders in a Berkshire town say they're worried

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by what appears to be a new police policy towards shoplifting.

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At a meeting with Hungerford Town Council, a Thames Valley Police

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officer said they would not routinely turn out to incidents

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where less than ?100 worth of items had been taken.

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The police have since tried to reassure traders

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but some have been left confused and concerned,

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It was here at Hungerford Town Hall that councillors were told that

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under a so-called new delivery model, police would no longer turn

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particularly those of goods worth less than ?100.

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I think it was a bit of a shock, obviously.

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There are a number of smaller retailers I know

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that are not on the breadline but they struggle from time to time and

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?90 worth of stuff stolen from a shop could well

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Hungerford has a host of independent traders.

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The owner of this antiques arcade was concerned to hear he may

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not get help dealing with a shoplifting incident.

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If the police are not going to come out for anything under ?100,

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if we do have somebody, how do I handle it?

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Do I hold onto him and then phone the police or do I take him down

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to the police station or what do I do?

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It is very grey so that is the reason I was surprised

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Hungerford lost its police station over a year ago

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so there were already fears about a lack of police presence.

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Now the Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner says

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he will raise the comment about shoplifting policy

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If we didn't investigate shoplifting up to ?100,

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If people shoplift and nobody does anything about it,

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So I totally disagree with that comment and I will be taking it up

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But I'm sure that was not the intention.

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Thames Valley Police have now tried to reassure the town council

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They say that the reference to ?100 was arbitrary and does not

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But they go on to say that clearly police attendance at incidents

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is prioritised according to the prevailing threat or harm

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to people and property and the associated risks.

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They also say any suitable lines of inquiry will be pursued.

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A man's been arrested following a fire on the roof of Guys Marsh

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64 inmates had to be moved to safety after the fire broke out

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Dorset Police say a 29-year-old male prisoner is being questioned

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on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life.

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The first of more than 100 wind turbines has been installed

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this weekend eight miles off the Sussex coast.

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Work is continuing night and day to construct the Rampion

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offshore wind farm, which will provide electricity

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for more than 340,000 homes from next year.

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Each tower is 80 metres high, and each turbine

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Search and rescue teams have been training in Wiltshire this

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weekend in a huge exercise, designed to test how they respond

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Recent figures show police in England and Wales receive a call

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every 90 seconds about a person who's gone missing.

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This is a mock-up of a search for a high-risk missing person.

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He's a 46-year-old man and this morning he left a suicide note.

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The police have traced him here - Coate Water Park in Swindon.

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More than 100 members of the emergency services and voluntary

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They are searching land and also this vast expanse of water.

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There is a huge lake here in the park.

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To narrow down such a search, they rely on statistics and research.

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One in five missing people have mental health problems.

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We are using an international database to look at what they are

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likely to go and areas they are normally found in so we can

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target our resources on the right places as early as possible.

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Calls about missing people are rising.

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Wiltshire's Chief Constable is the national police

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There is a lot more people that are trying to pull vulnerable

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young people away from their families.

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There are so many pressures on people within society.

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The hardships, people living in deprivation, people who are

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Those add up to a toxic mix of pressure in our society and is

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probably the reason why we are seeing a huge increase in the

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With a higher demand on rescue teams, they're aiming

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In this practise exercise, the fake subject's found just in time.

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They hope, as a result, real lives will be

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Time for the weather with Holly Green.

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It's been a bit of a miserable Sunday but at least we have some

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Starry skies developing overhead and it turns quite chilly.

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In fact, we could see a touch of frost for some prone cold spots.

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A nippier start tomorrow morning than we have seen of late but also

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Good spells of sunshine through the course of the morning

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and a little bit more cloud tending to wend and as we head

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A mild day as well, temperatures getting up

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to 14 or 15 degrees, maybe even a shade higher.

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After that, cloudier skies develop for Tuesday

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Our next news is tonight at a 10:20pm.

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Hello, the weather was hit-and-miss today across the UK, bit of

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sunshine, a few spots of rain, the skies are clearing

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