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Local Update March 2016: Harworth and Bircotes

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March 2016

Local Crime Update

For a more detailed list of crimes and incidents, members of public can look on www.police.uk website which will enable members of public to filter down to street/area level you want to look at for detailed list of incidents/crimes in that particular street or area. 

The easiest way to search is to put in any postcode for Harworth/Bircotes in the main page where it should then come up with a page listed Harworth with a crime map of Harworth & Bircotes, and the number of incidents reported in a month (usually 2 months behind). 

You can then click on the interactive crime map which you are able to zoom down to street level where incidents that have been reported are plotted on the map.  You can then click on the circle of any incident where it will then show you the type of incident, current status of the crime/incident if under investigation or finalised. 

You can also search back over any month period over the previous 5 years.

News from Recent Arrests/Court over past 3 months

Male targeting vulnerable victims charged and remanded for Burglary and Robbery.

A Male from the Harworth & Bircotes area has been charged and remanded in custody for a Robbery, Burglary and breach of court bail conditions which all occurred in Harworth in March 2016. 

The male had been targeting elderly vulnerable victims where he had been stealing money and being intimidating towards his victims where they were pressured into giving him money.  The male is due for first hearing in court on 24th April 2016, he has also been charged with several breaches of an Anti Social Behaviour Injunction where he will be due in county court at the end of April 2016 in relation to the breaches.

Male found guilty of Driving offences

A Male from the Harworth and Bircotes area pleaded guilty at Mansfield Magistrates for riding a motorcycle whilst under the influence of alcohol along with other driving offences i.e No Insurance.  The male was sentenced to 8 weeks imprisonment, 16 months disqualified from driving and ordered to pay £80 fine.

Handling Stolen Goods

Officers from Nottinghamshire police attended an address in Harworth where 2 x quad bikes believed to be stolen were subsequently recovered.  As a result of enquiries 1 of the Quad bikes was confirmed as stolen property where a male has been prosecuted for Handling stolen goods and will be appearing in court in due course.

Juveniles prosecuted for Possession of Air Weapons

Two Juveniles from the Harworth and Bircotes area have been prosecuted for possession of an unloaded/loaded air weapon in a public place where they were found in possession of an air weapon in the Bircotes area.  Both Juveniles appeared at Mansfield Youth Court in March 2016 where they both pleaded guilty, one Juvenile received a Caution the second Juvenile appeared at youth court on 5th April 2016 where he received an extended youth referral order for 8 months, parenting order for 4 months, ordered to pay court costs of £50, and destruction order for the air rifles.

Going Equipped

Two males from the Harworth & Bircotes area have been arrested in Derbyshire for going equipped and have been bailed until the end of April 2016 pending further enquiries.

Vulnerable victims in Harworth and Bircotes area

Nottinghamshire Police have arrested and charged a male in March 2016 for Burglary and Robbery in relation to a male who was targeting elderly vulnerable victims where he had been stealing money and being intimidating towards his victims where they were pressured into giving him money.

We are urging residents in the Harworth & Bircotes area to be extra vigilant in looking out for any elderly friends/relatives or any other vulnerable family members, in particular if they are getting befriended by persons who may be trying to take advantage and taking money off them. 

If anybody has any concerns over a friend/relative and would like the local policing team to carry out a home visit to any vulnerable person to offer advice around crime prevention and home security please contact one of the local beat team.  Contact details can be found at the end of the police report.

Anti Social Behaviour

The Harworth Neighbourhood policing Team are continually gathering evidence in relation to tenancy issues in the area and are working closely with social landlords A1 housing and Notts Community Housing Association along with private landlords to support evictions.

Throughout 2015 Nottinghamshire Police have assisted other agencies in several evictions taken place within the Harworth and Bircotes area.

I would like this opportunity to remind home owners and tenants that any property identified causing issues of anti social behaviour on a regular basis will have the tenancy looked at with support of landlords, and if the evidence supports seek evictions.

Decent and Safe Homes (DASH) East Midlands is a project funded by the Government office of the East Midlands.  They work with landlords, tenants and local authorities to raise standards in Housing.  Further information on DASH, its associates, projects and successes can be found by visiting their website on www.eastmidlandsdash.org.uk or by calling 01332 258418.

Quad Bikes Off road bikes seized

Nottinghamshire Police have had some recent success in seizing off road quad bikes and arresting/prosecuting offenders where 1 male has been prosecuted for handling stolen goods.

Over the past 3 months Nottinghamshire Police, have seized a further 6 off road bikes 6 quad bikes and a 4x4 vehicle that were being used in the Harworth and Bircotes area, and also nearby villages in the East Bassetlaw area.  These vehicles were seized after they were identified involved in crime, illegal road use, driving on land and involved in poaching.

Some of these vehicles were also stolen vehicles recovered which were found stored in nearby woodland areas.  See it? Report it?

Once again we are urging anyone who has any information as to where the quads are being stored and/or who is riding them to report this either directly to us on the non emergency.  101 telephone number.

Or if you prefer to report this anonymously you can ring Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Priority Setting Meeting

From the Priority Setting Meeting held on April 6th 2016 the three local priorities have been identified from feedback received from the community by the priority survey forms regarding issues of greatest concern and issues the public wanted the Safer Neighbourhood Team to tackle.  The three local priorities have been identified as:

  1. Anti Social Behaviour
  2. Environmental Issues
  3. Speeding/Road Safety

The Next Priority Setting Meeting will be held on the 6th July 2016 2016 at 2pm at the Harworth Town Hall.

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