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Morley store in top 10 Leeds ‘crime hotspots’

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A Morley supermarket has been revealed as one of Leeds’s top 10 crime hotspots.

Figures obtained from police show that 111 crimes were reported at Morrisons in Windsor Court in 2013, making it tenth on the list of highest crime rates in the city.
Morrisons in Hunslet was second on the list with 460 crimes reported, second to Asda at Owlcotes in Pudsey which topped the list with 502.
A spokesman for Morrisons said: “We adopt a zero tolerance policy to any sort of criminal behaviour, so our store and security teams work closely with the police to make sure any crime committed in our stores is reported.”
A spokesman for Asda said: “The instances of shoplifting are minimal compared to the number of customers visiting our store. However, we do take the matter extremely seriously, following up every incident with police.”
Supt Mabs Hussain of Leeds district neighbourhood operations said: “The bulk of crime figures relate to offences of theft either from large stores or supermarkets or at night in the city centre. We continue to work very closely with retailers.”

 

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