There has been a notable number of criminal incidents in South Belfast over the past number of days. I will be seeking assurances from the local police to ensure there is adequate resourcing and policing plans in the area.
If we look over the past few days there has been reports of a number of crimes, some of them violent. These included assaults, the hold up of parking attendants, arson attacks on cars and bogus callers to the elderly.
I acknowledge the police have a difficult job, but the public need assurances that there is sufficient focus on the area to deal with this level of crime.