‘Not enough to tackle drug dealing in car park’

Anti-social behaviour has been reported at Morrisons' car park
Anti-social behaviour has been reported at Morrisons' car park

Residents living near Morrisons in Leighton Buzzard have expressed concerns about drug dealing in the car park.

And some have suggested police aren’t doing enough about anti-social behaviour in the supermarket car park off Lake Street.

Pam Richards told the LBO: “I have witnessed drug dealing on a number of occasions, the last time was Saturday 18th July, I saw two young boys buying drugs.

“I have informed police but nothing happens. We do not have police in Leighton Buzzard and management at Morrisons don’t seem to be interested.”

It was suggested by one reader that drug dealers were coming from out of town to sell drugs, due to the lack of a strong police presence in Leighton Buzzard.

Beds Police confirmed they were aware of ongoing issues at the site, and that they were taking action to deal with it.

Chief Inspector for Central Bedfordshire, Gavin Hughes-Rowlands said: “We are aware of concerns from some residents surrounding drug-related crime and anti-social behaviour at the car park near Morrisons in Leighton Buzzard.

“We continue to gather intelligence and would encourage residents to report any suspicious activity to us when they witness it, however, we don’t want the community to be worried.

“Our team of PCSOs and Specials conduct patrols in this area, especially during the evenings, and will be touching base with Morrisons to identify any additional security methods.”

A Morrisons spokesman added: “We have a zero tolerance approach to anti-social behaviour and will work with the police to tackle the current problems.”