Taunton Retailers Against Crime (TRAC) hosted their inaugural awards ceremony to recognise the efforts of members in reducing crime and improving community safety.

The Daytime Economy Member prize went to Superdrug for cutting stock losses from £1,100 to £250 a week.

Winners of the Night-time Economy title were Taunton Street Pastors, a voluntary group who look after vulnerable people in town at night.

Joint winners of the Individual Representative category were Andy Guest and Graham Lethaby, Chubb Security personnel based at Sainsbury’s Hankridge Farm store.

And PCSO Ben Dilworth-Smith was crowned Police Representative of the Year.

TRAC co-ordinator Andy Sharman said: “Our partnership is successful because of the commitment from our members and their colleagues.

“Their determination to keep our communities safe is one of the reasons that crime against our members has been significantly reduced in the past year.”

Insp Sam Williams, from Taunton Police, said: “TRAC is an excellent initiative which we’re very proud to support.

“It’s been fundamental in reducing crime and disorder throughout our town centre and beyond, and rightly should be proud of the results it's achieved."