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City South Priorities January - March 2021

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February 2021

The City South comprises of the St Ann’s, Mapperley, Clifton, Meadows and Sneinton and Dales areas. Whilst each area is very different a number of overarching strategic priorities have been identified through analysis of crime, consultation with partners, the PCC crime survey and feedback from our community.

These priorities do not replace those local priorities raised at community meetings. The priorities are updated monthly and reviewed quarterly. The City South areas have such different demogrpahics each area has its own issues and problems therefore in order to capture all the elements raised the priorities are deliberately non specific to ensure they remain relevant to all.

The priorities for this quarter remain the same as the previous quarter namely serious violence, acquisitive crime and drugs. It is important to note that these priorities do not replace any local issues or concerns which we are still committed to tackling.

Serious Violence

The knife crime team has doubled in size, with another team being established and based at Mansfield which will mean we will be seeing more of the knife crime team in the City South area.On the afternoon of the 22nd of January officers were quickly on the scene and arrested a 15 year old boy on suspicion of possessing a knife following a report of youths chasing one another on Windmill Lane. An investigation into this matter is currently ongoing,CID are investigating a robbery in Clifton where a male was punched in the face and stabbed in the leg whilst in his car. Incidents such as this are rare in the area and we devote significant resources to the investigation to identify and apprehend those responsible.

Drugs

As mentioned previously we have executed 8 drugs warrants across the area, drugs continues to be a priority as it is intrinsically linked with many other crimes and taking a strong approach to drugs impacts on other areas.On the 21st January, the St Anns neighbourhood Policing team, along with the Operation Reacher team executed a drugs warrant at an address on  Botany Avenue. During the search a converted firearm was recovered along with some drugs. The male occupant was arrested and has been charged and is currently on remand awaiting trial.Another warrant was conducted in the High Cross Leys complex following concerns from residents after a quantity of controlled drugs had been found secreted in a communal area. Following a search a small quantity of drugs were recovered and the investigation continues.Two warrants have been executed in Wilford in relation to drug dealing around the Toll bridge and Ferry Inn as part of Op Rainlily. At one address on Main Road a large amount of growing cannabis plants was discovered.

Acquisitive Crime

A prolific shop lifter who was given a deferred sentence in November 2020 continued his crime spree and received 26 weeks in custody. In total he had committed 41 offences in 2020.In the last two weeks both burglaries and robberies have remained at low levels and we continually review all incidents reported to identify any crimes spikes or trends in an effort to tackle them in the early stages.

City South Priorities October to December 2020

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November 2020

The City South comprises of the St Ann’s, Mapperley, Clifton, Meadows and Sneinton and Dales areas. Whilst each area is very different a number of overarching strategic priorities have been identified through analysis of crime, consultation with partners, the PCC crime survey and feedback from our community.

These priorities do not replace those local priorities raised at community meetings. The priorities are updated monthly and reviewed quarterly. The City South areas have such different demogrpahics each area has its own issues and problems therefore in order to capture all the elements raised the priorities are deliberately non specific to ensure they remain relevant to all.

The priorities for this quarter remain the same as the previous quarter namely serious violence, acquisitive crime and drugs. It is important to note that these priorities do not replace any local issues or concerns which we are still committed to tackling.

Drugs

The Meadows team working alongside the Op Reacher team have set up Op Autograph to tackle drugs in the area. Op Autograph looks to target those involved in drug dealing and violence in the Meadows area. As part of the Operation the team were supported by officers from Clifton NPT on the 20th of October and a male, who is well known to us, was arrested after he attempted to discard a large knife after being stopped by officers who believed he was dealing drugs.

A warrant was executed on Middle Furlong Gardens on the 2nd of November. This was followed by pro-active patrols being undertaken on the 4th of November with two arrests being made, one for driving offences and the other for failing to appear at Court.

The City South Reacher team has been working alongside the Clifton Beat Team since their introduction in October. This has enabled further work to be done around the Wilford/Meadows drugs issues (Op Rainlily). As a result a Meadows drug dealer was arrested.

Lastly a cannabis grow was discovered by the St Anns team following a warrant that executed on the 23rd of October on Mansfield Road, an investigation is currently underway into this offence.

December

The Meadows team continue to focus on drugs and in conjunction with the Op Reacher team have been conducting pro-active patrols as part of Operation Autograph. As part of Op Autograph officers in a mix of plain clothes and uniform sighted a male on a bike on the 10th of November acting suspiciously on the Toll bridge. Upon seeing the uniformed officers he turned and cycled straight into the plain clothes officers who happily detained him! The 30 yr old male was wanted on a number of warrants and was in possession of around 30-40 wraps of Class A. He was arrested, charged with possession with intent to supply heroin and cocaine and remanded to Court.

On the 19th of November the knife crime team detained a male in an alleyway near Meredith Close, 15 wraps of Class A were recovered nearby and the male arrested. A search of his address resulted in around 100 wraps of Class A being recovered. A remand decision was sought but not supported by CPS and so further investigation is required. We believe that this male is responsible for dealing around the Bosworth Walk area.

Earlier in the month, on the 11th of November, the team had successfully stopped another male in possession of around 50 Class A deals he was not as lucky and was charged and remanded into custody.

As a result of information from the local community we have executed warrants under the Misuse of Drugs Act on Little John Walk, Parkdale Road and Fleming Gardens and we continue to listen to residents’ concerns and where possible take action.

Serious Violence

Violence with injury is down 2.6% in the year to date figures which is good news and there have been no serious assaults in the area this period.Whilst not an assault per se I wanted to give an update regarding police action following the serious RTC on the 11th of October where an elderly gentleman was knocked over by an off road bike driving dangerously in the Clifton area. As a result we set Op Scribbler in an effort to tackle the issue of Off Road bikes in the Clifton and Meadows area. The Force Off Road Bike Team has been running Days of action on consecutive Sundays  as part of Op Scribbler. As a result an off road bike has been seized and the rider reported for traffic offences and 3 further males arrested for non-traffic matters. A further off road bike was seized earlier in the month by the NPT following information received.A male responsible for a series of assaults on the Clifton estate has been arrested, charged and remanded to prison and is currently awaiting trial.

December

The number of violence with injury offences remains below the same period last year.

Following incidents on the 13th of 14th of November in St Anns a 32 year man has been charged with possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, affray criminal damage and breach of a restraining order. The male was remanded into custody. A further arrest has been made in relation to this incident with the male being charged with public order offences.

Acquisitive Crime

There have been good reductions in burglary 23.1%, theft 12.7% and vehicle crime 29.4% which in total equates to 316 less victims of crime.Only robbery has seen a slight increase with 2 more offences of robbery of personal property and these offences are reviewed and investigated by the dedicated robbery team currently based at St Anns.

December

The Clifton team recognised that the same male was responsible for a series of shops thefts around the area, they gathered the evidence and actively sought the male who was arrested and charged with 24 offences and remanded to appear before the Court.

The burglary team have made three fantastic arrests in relation to burglaries this month; the first relates to a male who befriended elderly and vulnerable people and has been linked to offences across the city including one in the Meadows and St Anns. The male was charged with 4 offences and remanded to prison by the Court. The second relates to a male who entered the home of an 88 year lady in Clifton and stole jewellery he is currently on bail whilst an investigation continues into this offence. The third concerns a male believed to be responsible for a number of breaks around the Clifton area whilst detectives continue to investigate these offences but since his arrest there have been no further similar offences.

City South Priorities for July to September 2020

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July 2020

The City South comprises of the St Ann’s, Mapperley, Clifton, Meadows and Sneinton and Dales areas. Whilst each area is very different a number of overarching strategic priorities have been identified through analysis of crime, consultation with partners, the PCC crime survey and feedback from our community.

These priorities do not replace those local priorities raised at community meetings. The priorities are updated monthly and reviewed quarterly. The City South areas have such different demogrpahics each area has its own issues and problems therefore in order to capture all the elements raised the priorities are deliberately non specific to ensure they remain relevant to all.

The priorities for this quarter remain the same as the previous quarter namely serious violence, acquisitive crime and drugs.

Drugs

We have had a busy June executing 6 warrants under the Misuse of Drugs Act across the area recovering Class A drugs, namely crack cocaine and heroin and at one address 312 cannabis plants. We have started July on the front foot and have already executed 6 warrants this month.Op Baxter which was set up to tackle drugs in the Meadows has come to a natural conclusion following the funding being spent, we are however, still focussed on talking drugs in the area. We are not seeing the phone boxes on Risley Drive and Launder Street being used as much as previously however I have been recently been made aware of some renewed concern regarding their use and as such I am looking to revisit the phone box issue.Following the public offer of a reward Callum Nugent of St Anns was arrested on the 27th of June and subsequently charged and remanded for 7 offences including possession with intent to supply heroin and crack cocaine.

August

In conjunction with Derbyshire police a number of warrants were executed across Derby and Notts resulting in nine drug related arrests. Three of the addresses searched were in the St Anns area. Five of those arrested were charged and remanded with drugs offences whilst the others were released on bail. A large amount of drugs and cash was seized as part of the Op.

September

This month the Neighbourhood Policing Team have continued to patrol drug hotspots within the Meadows. We have been out on patrol with the local MP Lillian Greenwood showing her the work we are doing and we have conducted a Drugs Act warrant relating to activity in the area. The NPT have used a Dispersal Authority to stop known drug users from coming into the Meadows area to purchase drugs and in doing so causing ASB for residents.

A Drugs Act warrant was executed last week at an address in Sneinton Hermitage where cash was recovered and a quantity of Class A drugs. The NPT have been involved in trying to resolve, in conjunction with partners, a number of different issues linked to this address.

The Clifton Neighbourhood Policing Team have responded to an increase in reports of drug misuse and drug dealing around the tram stop / Ferry pub area of Wilford. The team have placed the area on a patrol plan for regular patrols and then conducted a day of action on the 26th of August. This involved a drugs warrant being executed and officers patrolling the area in plain clothes. A male was detained and an investigation continues with regard to this male supplying drugs. Officers have continued to run proactive patrols in this area during the evenings and are pleased to note the area is significantly quieter. 

The occupants of an address on Blue Bell Hill Road have recently been sentenced for drugs offences with the male offender being sentenced to 3 years and 4 months and his female partner 5 months – another good result for the team.  We will now work with our colleagues in City Homes and Community Protection to evict the tenant in an effort to prevent any future dealing in the area.

Serious Violence

We continue to be committed to tackling knife crime and other serious violence and look to respond quickly to reports of violence involving weapons or serious injury.  On the 5th July a female received injuries following being driven at by a car at the Crusader public house, her injuries were not life threatening and a male was arrested shortly after and was charged and remanded for related offences.There was a scene put in place on Sneinton Boulevard on the 27th June and I am aware this reported in the news as a stabbing however we now believe the injury was in fact caused from broken glass after the victim climbed out of window. His injuries were neither life altering nor life threatening. A suspect was arrested quickly after the incident was reported. A scene was in place on the road for a shirt period whilst initial enquiries were undertaken.

August

There were three incidents where a person received an injury from a knife, none of the injuries were considered life altering or life threatening. One of the incidents was domestic and one related to a neighbour dispute and in both of these incidents arrests were made shortly after the report. The victim in the third incident did not engage with the police.This month sees the welcome return of the Op Scorpion funding which allows additional policing targeted at tackling knife.

September

We have had the Knife Crime Team present in the area following a successful bid and we continue to target those individuals that are known to be weapons carriers.

The year to date figure show that violence with injury is down by 5.2% compared to the same period the previous year this equates to 25 less victims which is clearly good news

Acquisitive Crime

We have seen an increase in acquisitive crime with shop theft, bicycle theft and also robbery all seeing small increases. Clifton continues to be the hot spot in the area for shop theft largely due to having more shops and the Neighbourhood team continue to review the thefts and identify and target those prolific offenders. We have also been successful in relocating two well-known offenders, who tended to target shed and garages from Clifton to another area.

August

We have had a slight increase in the number of burglaries in the Sneinton this month but following some good work from the burglary team a male were arrested for 3 offences, two of which were in the Sneinton area and the other just across the border in Carlton. The male had only been released from prison in May and now he is back there after being charged and remanded with one of the offences, the investigation continues on the other two cases.A male was identified by the NPT and arrested for numerous shop thefts after targeting Co-Op’s in the Meadows and Sneinton areas, this male was subsequently charged with a number of offences of shop theft.

September

The Robbery Team based at St Anns had a fantastic result in charging and remanding two males with 42 offences linked to robberies across Nottingham, Beeston and Skegness. The seriousness of the robberies was escalating and some involved weapons, of the 42 offences 18 occurred on the City South area so this was a fantastic result in ridding the streets of two dangerous individuals.

There had been a spike in burglaries in the Sneinton area during August but the male who we believe to be responsible has been recalled to prison and since then there have been no similar offences in the area.

City South Priorities April to June 2020

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May 2020

The City South comprises of the St Ann’s, Mapperley, Clifton, Meadows and Sneinton and Dales areas. Whilst each area is very different a number of overarching strategic priorities have been identified through analysis of crime, consultation with partners, the PCC crime survey and feedback from our community.

These priorities do not replace those local priorities raised at community meetings. The priorities are updated monthly and reviewed quarterly

The priorities for this quarter remain the same as the previous quarter namely serious violence, acquisitive crime and drugs.

Serious Violence

This includes any violence where a serious injury is caused or where there is weapon enabled violence. All crime this month is down and violence is no exception however this is to be expected in the current COVID 19 lock down.

There have been no reported stabbings across the City South during April. We have had the Knife Crime Team deployed to the Meadows area for a sustained period but also to St Anns, Clifton and Sneinton.

June 2020

Violence with injury offences continue to fall on the year to date figures. There have been three incidents this month where three persons received knife injuries, one of which was domestic related and all the injuries were considered minor. We have had the knife crime team present in the area for most of May and it has just been agreed for this to continue for at least the first two weeks of June.

Acquisitive Crime

There have been a number of commercial breaks this month but a couple of good arrests were made following the report of a break in at the Lyca Mobile shop on Mansfield. Two males were detained at the scene after a window to the shop had been smashed and some of the property taken recovered nearby. The investigation into these males continues.

A robbery was reported in Sneinton whereby a male reported that he was threatened and his coat taken officers were quickly on the scene and three persons were arrested and the coat was recovered.

June 2020

We have seen increases across the board this month in comparison to last month and acquisitive crime is no exception. This is to be expected as the restrictions around lockdown are eased as more shops are open and more people are away from their homes which presents opportunities to criminals. Having said that the figures are still lower than I would expect for this time year particularly taking into account the good weather which always seems to have an impact on crime!

Drugs

The Meadows team continue to tackle to drug supply in the area and our numbers have been bolstered by the presence of the knife crime team for the past three weeks. We have some good results over the last few months and we are keen to maintain that momentum to send out a clear message that drug dealing will not be tolerated. To that end we have executed 3 drugs warrants this month, made 5 arrests following intelligence led stops on the street with 3 of these were for possession with intent to supply drugs in addition two other persons were reported for summons.

June 2020

The team have executed three drugs warrants this month the first on Redcliffe Road in Mapperley where Class A drugs were seized and a male arrested for concerned in the supply of both Class A and B drugs.

A further warrant was executed on Bluebell Hill Road on Tuesday (02/06) following a man being stopped on Gordon Road. We have had our eye on this particular character for a while and previous warrants had proved unsuccessful on this occasion he was not so lucky. After running from officers he was detained and found in possession of what is believed to be crack cocaine and heroin further drugs were recovered after the warrant was executed at his address and a female also arrested. Pc’s Browne and Whiting who were involved in the arrests remained on duty to deal with the prisoners eventually charging and remanding them around 4am – a long long shift.

Additonally a warrant was executed on Chisbury Green in Clifton where an arrest was made for breach of a Court Order.

City South Priorities - Jan 2020 - March 2020

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February 2020

The City South comprises of the St Ann’s, Mapperley, Clifton, Meadows and Sneinton and Dales areas. Whilst each area is very different a number of overarching strategic priorities have been identified through analysis of crime, consultation with partners, the PCC crime survey and feedback from our community.

These priorities do not replace those local priorities raised at community meetings. The priorities are updated monthly and reviewed quarterly.

Drugs

There were 6 warrants executed under the Misuse of Drugs Act across the City South resulting in 9 arrests and 6 drug seizures several of which were amounts consistent with supply.

Op Green has been set up in Clifton to target drug dealing and a proactive stop of a suspicious vehicle led to a significant amount of Cannabis, prepared for onward selling being seized and 3 arrests being made.

In Sneinton the NPT continue to patrol the hotspot areas around Westwood Rd and Sneinton Boulevard and we are hopeful that the warrant and arrests on Baden Powell Rd will have a positive effect on the area.

The Meadows NPT are focussing on the areas around Launder Street and Risley Drive. I have successfully bid for some additional funding and plan to use this in the Meadows area in support of Op Baxter (tackling drugs in the Meadows).

As reported in the Evening Post Paul Swift of Pitcairn Close, Meadows was recently sentenced to 2 years 3 months for transferring criminal property and possession with intent to supply drugs which is really good result.

If you have information relating to drug dealing in your area please contact the police on 101, the local beat team or alternatively you can contact Crime Stoppers anonymously.  -

February

The team have had a number of good results in the Meadows area during February but the pick of the bunch was the arrests of Louie and Lynden KNIGHT following a drugs warrant which resulted in the seizure of a significant amount of Class A drugs and cash. Both were charged with supply of drugs and remanded in custody.Since then another male believed to be responsible for the majority of the dealing in the Hawthorn Close/Wilford Crescent area has been arrested and charged for drug dealing offences. The NPT continue to work hard in response to concerns raised by the community and we are hopeful that residents will notice a difference following the arrests

March

The Meadows neighbourhood team continue to focus on drugs in the area and conducted two days of action using officers from across the City South and supported by other departments.On the 18th March officers were deployed in the Meadows area in a mixture of uniform and plain clothes, and on bikes, on foot and in vehicles. The officers targeted hot spot areas and made 3 arrests with 2 of these for possession with intent to supply drugs, 2 vehicles were seized, 3 houses searched and one person was reported for summons. This was followed on the 23rd of March by the execution of 2 drugs warrants where Class A and B drugs were recovered with one person interviewed for possession with intent to supply Class A and another for possession of Class B. Taken together with the results from February we believe we making inroads into the drugs market in the area and hope the community are beginning to seeing a difference in the area.

Acquisitive Crime

Whilst theft figures generally are down on the previous year burglary has seen an increase with an additional 33 offences over the course of the year.  All burglary and robbery offences are regularly reviewed with CID to determine if there are any evidential opportunities or patterns forming such as repeat locations, times and modus operandi to aid us in deploying our resources and identifying any potential offenders.

February

The number offences recorded for the year for dwelling burglary, vehicle crime and theft are all less than this time last year which is really positive.Shop theft is still a focus for the Clifton team and there have been 25 more offences compared to the same time last year however we have detected nearly 43% of all shop thefts which is significantly higher than the average for the Force. This is due to Operation Uncolt which focusses on targeting those prolific offenders who commit a large number of thefts in the Clifton area.

March

Over the year robbery and burglary are up slightly compared to last year and theft generally has fallen. The Clifton team continue to focus on shop theft and had a really good arrest this month of a prolific shop lifter, he was dealt with by the team and charged with 8 offences and remanded to court. You may have seen this on our Facebook page #beefthief some of the comments did make us smile #thiefriskit for a beefbrisket, #mutton mugger, #steak snatcher

Serious Violence

During January there have been 6 knife related incidents across the City South area of these 6, one involved a plastic cutlery knife, 2 were related to mental health issues and 1 was domestic related. None of the injuries inflicted were deemed life altering or life threatening and in all but two of the six cases a suspect was identified.

We continue to target those persons considered at risk of committing knife crime and I have successfully bid for the Knife Crime Team to spend time in the area over the last month.

I have again bid for additional Op Scorpion funding and whilst I did not receive the amount requested we were granted 125 hours which is 50 hrs above the standard allocation.

February

Violence with injury incidents continue to fall compared to the year to date figures from last year with 193 less offences being recorded.There were two incidents during February where a person received injuries from a knife. One of these was believed to take place in the Clifton area and the victim had a minor injury to the head. The second occurred on Castle Bridge Road and resulted in male receiving an injury to his arm requiring hospital treatment, officers were quickly on the scene and three persons were arrested and the investigation is ongoing. These incidents are not connected and are being treated as isolated events.We are currently in the process of finalising our plans for Op Sceptre the National week of action to raise awareness of knife crime which is taking place this month from the 22nd to the 29th March.

March

As mentioned previously Op Sceptre a national campaign to raise awareness of the knife crime ran this month and we were able to complete some activity albeit less than planned due to the coronavirus.At the end of this financial year the figures show that violence where an injury has been caused is 18.4% lower than last year and I am really pleased with this reduction. In reality this means there are 216 less injured victims.We still recognise that there is work to do and there were two people who suffered knife injuries during March. Luckily neither of the injuries were life threatening or life altering and are both being treated as separate and isolated incidents.

City South Priorities - October 2019 to December 2019

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October 2019

The City South comprises of the St Ann’s,
Mapperley, Clifton, Meadows and Sneinton and Dales areas. Whilst each area is
very different a number of overarching strategic priorities have been
identified through analysis of crime, consultation with partners, the PCC crime
survey and feedback from our community.

These priorities do not replace those local
priorities raised at community meetings. The priorities are updated monthly and
reviewed quarterly.

Serious Violence

Serious violence includes instances of assault
where the injuries are significant and also includes knife crime. Knife crime
is a very topical issue due to the increase in crimes nationally and the associated
media coverage. Whilst instances of knife crime and serious violence within the
City South area are not particularly high we are very aware of the devastating
impact a single incident can have on a community and as such we are committed
to tackling this issue.

November 2019 - Across the City South violence with injury is down 18.9% year to date compared with the same period last year. There have been two confirmed knife assaults resulting in injury. The cases were not linked, the offender was known to the victim and the injuries were not life threatening. The offender in each case was identified, arrested and charged with these offences.

December 2019 - The number of violent crimes where an injury is recorded remains below the figure for the same period last year which is good news. In November there were two incidents of note where a knife was used to cause injury, in each case the injury was not life threatening.

On the 15th of November on Union Road, and whilst not part of the St Ann’s policing area it is right on the border, where a 14 year old male received a stab wound to his back. The offender, a 16 year old male, was quickly identified arrested, remanded and pleaded guilty at Court where he received 8 months detention.

On the 5th of November a disorder took place on Colwick Road in Sneinton where a man received a stab wound to his hand as a result of this incident 5 people have been arrested and remain on police bail as the investigation continues.

Both these incidents demonstrate how quickly we respond in identifying and arresting those who are suspected to be involved in knife crime.  We also had a fantastic result at Court with four men being sentenced to more than 50 years between them for firearms and other offences, with a further 3 waiting to be sentenced in the New Year. This stemmed from a vehicle stop which took place back in March 2019 in the Mapperley area where weapons including a firearm were seized and the sentence sends out a really strong message that weapons and violence should not be tolerated.

We continue to conduct extra patrols, visit persons identified as being at risk of knife crime, conduct weapons sweeps and conduct operations as part of Operation Scorpion.

January 2020

Offences involving violence where an injury is recorded have seen a reduction of 19.3% across the City South on the year to date figures compared to the same period last year. There have been three knife related incidents in December that resulted in an injury, none of the injuries were considered life altering or life threatening. The first occurred on Bosworth Walk in the Meadows on the 16th of December and a male has been arrested and is currently on police bail. The second occurred on Tulip Avenue in St Ann’s on the 22nd of December a male was arrested at the scene and subsequently charged and remanded. The third incident occurred on the 30th of Decemeber on St Stephens Road in Sneinton whereby a male suffered two knife wounds to his back following two males attending his property. The invesitgation into this incident is ongoing. We remain committed to tackling serious violence particularly where knives are involved and additional activity to combat these type offences will be funded throughout January as part of Operation Scorpion.

 Acquisitive Crime

Acquisitive crime includes all offences where
items are 'acquired' or stolen such autocrime, burglary and robbery.

November 2019 - Some good work from local officers secured the arrest a male believed responsible for two robberies on the Clifton campus of the University. This male was subsequently charged and remanded for these offences.Shop theft is still am issue around the shops in Clifton and the neighbourhood team continue to identify and support prosecutions with just under half of all offences reported detected.There has been a slight increase in bike theft around the Meadows retail parks and the team are speaking to businesses and the public offering crime prevention advice in addition to running several operations aimed at catching those responsible.

December 2019 - We have also seen decreases in robbery, theft and vehicle offences which is all very positive news. Unfortunately there has been an increase in burglary with an additional 23 offences over the year however these are at premises that are classed as non-dwelling a category that typically includes outhouses and sheds. I would there advise the community that, wherever possible, these building are left secured.

The challenge of shoplifting continues in the Clifton area and Op Uncolt continues to coordinate activity in the area in the run up to Christmas. A positive is the number of detections for shop thefts at Clifton which currently 50% higher than the force and this is testimony to the work the Clifton team is doing in this area. A good example was the arrest of two persons on the 18th of November who were subsequently charged with 16 shop theft and drug charges between them.We hope that this send the message that if you steal from shops in Clifton you will be caught!!.

January 2020

Robbery, theft and vehicle crime are all showing reductions in the year to date figures across the City South area in comparison to the same period last which is really positive. Burglary is showing an increase of 6% and we continue to review and analyse the offences to identify any patterns or potential leads.Following the report of a robbery of a delivery driver taking place in Clifton officers responded quickly which resulted in two males being arrested after being found hiding in gardens.  The males were further linked to a number of other robberies of delivery drivers in the Clifton area, following their arrest there have been no further reports and the males remain on police bail while the investigation continues.  This was a really positive result and hopefully put a stop to a series developing on the run up to Christmas.

Drugs

The use and supply of drugs within the City South area has been identified as an issue and can be linked to other crime where offences are committed to feed a drug habit. Additionally we do receive a number of reports of anti-social behaviour linked to drug dealing and the activity of drug users

November 2019 - There have been three warrant executed under the Misuse of Drugs Act across the area all with positive results.Op Baxter continues to run in the Meadows and we are working with the community protection and BT regarding the phone boxes on Risley Drive and Launder Street which are believed to be used to facilitate drugs deals. At the time of writing there have been 14 arrests as part of Op Baxter 5 of these have been in relation to the supply of drugs.

December 2019  - November has been a busy month for the St Anns Neighbourhood Policing Team with 5 warrants executed under the Misuse of Drugs Act which has resulted in the arrest of 5 individuals. Drugs including heroin, cannabis, cocaine and 2Kg of MDMA have been recovered along with cash in excess of £12,000 cash.Residents have complained about a problem address on Paxton Gardens which was being used to supply and take takes for a number of months now. Police have conducted three warrants at the address and have attended numerous other times on enquiries. After a considerable amount of work, a Closure Order was obtained from Nottingham Magistrates court on 19th November which means the property will be empty and has been secured. This will hopefully provide some respite for residents whilst colleagues in City Homes and Community Protection consider long term tenancy action.

January 2020

We continue to gather and develop intelligence across the area to support enforcement action.  There are 21 live drug offences that are currently being investigated by the City South neighbourhood team and in each case a suspect has been arrested.The Meadows team are spending the majority of their time patrolling reported drug hotspots in response to community concerns. Those areas highlighted as being an issue are Gritley Mews, Risley Drive and Launder St. We are still working with Community Protection and BT with a view to reducing the impact the phone boxes have on drug dealing in the locality.

City South Priorities - July 2019 to September 2019

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July 2019

The City South comprises of the St Ann’s, Mapperley, Clifton, Meadows and Sneinton and Dales areas. Whilst each area is very different a number of overarching strategic priorities have been identified through analysis of crime, consultation with partners and feedback from our community.

These priorities do not replace those local priorities raised at community meetings.

Serious Violence

Serious violence includes violence where the injuries are significant and also includes knife crime. Knife crime is on the increase nationally and although to a lesser extent, this is reflected within Nottinghamshire. We are very aware of the devestating impact serious violence and knife crime can have on communities and we are committed to tackling this issue.

 Aquisitive Crime

Aquisitive crime includes all offences where items are 'acquired' or stolen such autocrime, burglary and robbery.

Drugs

The use and supply of drugs within the City South area has been identified as an issue and can be linked to other crime where offences are committed to feed a drug habit.