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Inspector Christine Busuttil blog: October 2018

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Nottinghamshire Police ran a seven-day knife amnesty as part of the national knife crime campaign Operation Sceptre. It started on Monday 17 September and ran until midnight on Sunday 23 September and involved red knife amnesty bins being located at 13 police stations and partner agency receptions across Nottinghamshire. We encouraged members of the public to hand over their unwanted knives at nominated locations, without fear of prosecution for doing so, for the duration of the operation. The main aim is to prevent knives falling into the hands of criminals.

Local activity

A warrant was recently executed in Sherwood following an intel submission where Entry was forced and 3 suspects were arrested after a large scale cannabis grow was found estimated at around £270,000.

Four cars, five off-road bikes, cash, cannabis plants and a significant amount of suspected Class A drugs were recovered during two other warrants in September.

More than 15 officers were in the 7am briefings as part of the taskforce committed to disrupting criminal activity in the Bestwood area. The addresses targeted were Comfrey Close and Rose Ash Lane. As a result, a man has been arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply drugs.

Two Burglars have been jailed for a combined total of 15 years in relation to a string of burglaries in Nottinghamshire between December 2017 and February 2018 following a trial at Nottingham Crown Court.After burgling one of the properties, in Yew Tree Avenue, Carrington, they used a stolen bank card to make a contactless payment at a store in Nottingham which resulted in him being identified through CCTV. Other burglaries were in Weardale Road, Sherbrooke Terrace,  Watcombe Circus,Devonshire Road, Lortas Road and a few other locations around the city so locking them up for a significant amount of time has been a great achievement for all. Speaking after the pair’s sentencing Detective Inspector Ed Cook said: "We’re pleased with the lengthy custodial sentences given to these 2 males and hope they give some reassurance to victims that we take burglary offences seriously and will do all we can to see offenders brought to justice."This was a complex investigation which involved some really good work from the investigation team."Burglary is such an impactful and distressing crime for victims which is why we now have a two new dedicated teams committed to tackling and reducing burglary in the city and county."The presence of our burglary teams and the hard work of our officers is sending out the message that if you commit a burglary in our Force area you won't get away with it."


On 5th September we held a PDSA joint agency event at Southglade park which saw 120 people visit the PDSA van and in terms of specific treatments there were 7 pre-booked vaccinations and 25 full health checks carried out.

Due to the success we intend to arrange 2 more events one with the same facilities in March 2019 and a 2nd smaller one in July 2019, once confirmed the dates will be advertised on social media.