Local Police reassure the community of Balacrimestoppers logo

16/11/2012

Following the murder of Slovakian national Branislav Gula in Bala on Saturday November 10th 2012 local Police Inspector Mark Armstrong has sought to reassure the local and surrounding communities that North Wales Police will do all they can to address concerns by increased patrols and meeting local people, groups and their representatives.

 

Inspector Armstrong said “Additional high visibility patrols by local Community Beat Managers, Community Support Officers and Special Constables will take place as well as consulting with local councillors and other members of the local community to ensure we are listening to all needs and concerns.  By listening to and addressing such concerns, as well as increasing our patrols,  we can hopefully allay some fears and reassure all the community.

 

“We have already held meetings with all three County Councillors, appraised them of our intentions and listened to their concerns.  We will regularly assess any feedback and information from our community and if required adapt our staffing levels accordingly.  I would emphasise that we will reach out to all groups within the community, particularly those from Eastern Europe to reassure that we are here for everyone and will address whatever concerns they have”

 

Inspector Armstrong concluded by repeating the Police appeal for information  “I am the territorial Inspector for Bala, it is my patch and I know the vast majority of the community are law abiding and very decent people who are sickened by recent events and I would ask if anyone in the community has any information or witnessed events on Saturday 10th November to contact Police on 101."

 

If you have any information regarding this incident North Wales Police can be contacted by phoning 101 or alternatively by phoning Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 

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