Switch Sizes of Photos: Stirling Street Watch

YOUR Street Watch column features crimes committed recently in the City of Stirling and frequently asks readers who might have useful information to contact police.

The column often includes photographs of offenders or stolen property and readers are asked if they can recognise those people or things.

Those photographs are about the size of postage stamps and are of little use for identification.

By contrast, the photograph of a friendly police officer that regularly adorns the column is several times larger.

Taking up even more space is a map of the City’s suburbs indicating the numbers of incidents.

Surely, in the interests of assisting police and helping to reduce crime, it would make more sense to provide readers with larger photographs of the bad guys, or at least provide links to them on a police website.

TERRY HOUSTON, Gwelup.