OFFICERS in Colchester have been responding to an increase in crime around supermarkets in the city. 

Essex Police’s B shift from the community policing team responded to rising crimes around Co-op stores with increased high-visibility patrols throughout the city. 

Officers on foot engaged with shop workers and members of the public to gather intelligence about criminal activity in the area. 

In a statement, Essex Police said: “Essex Police remains committed to safeguarding our community.

"Remember, if you see something, say something. Report any suspicious activity to us promptly. 

“Together, we can make Colchester a safer place.”