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Inspector Christine Busuttil blog: April 2019

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Over the last 2 weeks City North Shows an all crime decrease of 3 incidents which is pleasing news.

Main features are:-

An increase in Robberies with + 4 however 1 has now been concluded as a false report, a second is where  a person buying a car has injured the seller whilst stealing the car and the other 2 are thought to be targeted attacks so at the moment there is no pattern or risk identified to the general public. 

Violence against the person has increased however this tends to be domestic related or where the victim knows the offender so again targeted attacks and whilst this is not pleasing to hear it is difficult for us to police out due to it being mainly in private dwelling however I wish to assure you that we take every incident of violence seriously regardless of the circumstances and we will endeavour to tackle it where we can.  

Last 2 week priorities:-

Theft other – Bike theft, mobile phone and petrol station Bilkings. • Social media messages for bike and mobile phones.• Petrol station visits for theft of petrol. Both the above issues have now reduced however push bike thefts will fluctuate throughout the summer so good bike security remains important.  

Op Sceptre – knife Amnesty.• Sweeps of the area to retrieve knives. • Progress any outstanding offences.• Input at educational premises. This was a very successful operation force wide.Results for city North are:-28 Weapon sweeps which involved search of outdoor spaces for knives secreted – none were found. 5 weapons recovered

3 known knife crime carriers were visited and offered advice and diversion. 6 different school years were given knife crime talks to help deter then from future knife crime carrying. Various shops were visited to see if they served under age children knives, I do not have these results yet. Outstanding knife crime jobs have been progressed resulting in 3 cautions being issued.

Next 2 week priorities:-

• Shop Theft – Team tasked with increased high visibility patrols. CP also briefed and high visibility presence requested.

• Anti-social behavior (ASB) patrols around KFC and Tesco at school finishing time increase in children causing low level issues around these locations.

• St Matthews Vicarage – ASB, damage with items being thrown into neighbouring school grounds.  Contact made with contracting company carrying out work they now lock the gates every day when they leave however acess is still being gained, they plan to install an alarm but this wi8ll take time. Regular patrols to be completed by beat team, response and CP to try and identify culprits. 

Good News 

Truancy patrols in partnership with Bulwell Academy undertook over 30 home visits completed and attendance come the end of the week was at 94%.

A warrant has been executed in the Sherwood area, where a substantial amount of drugs were recovered. The male occupant has been arrested and enquiries are on-going.

Officers from Sherwood Neighbourhood Policing Team, have carried out two days positive action following continued complaints of parking and traffic related issues around Seely Primary School. Four tickets have been issued over the two days.

Sherwood CP update.

In March the CPO’s have dealt with 29 messy gardens in and around the Sherwood area across all three wards.They’ve investigated 26 fly tips which have either been reported to us, or we’ve picked up proactively.They’ve issued 3 Fixed Penalty Notices for littering.Conducted 4 dog op’s in the Sherwood area targeting the streets identified as hotspots.Carried out 6 trade waste agreement checks to ensure that businesses are disposing of their waste correctly.We’ve also focused on bins on streets dealt with 19 different address and requested 6 bins for removal which were contaminated.

Bestwood and Bulwell CP update.

Eight flytips investigated and reported for removalThree Pace interviews with potential suspectsIntel from a MOP in relation to a flytip on Thornbury Way leading to a company being interviewedJoint working with Ashfield Council with new warning signage going upTravellers at Blenheim Industrial have vacated site and site has been secured

In the attached photo you have Community protection officer Laura Arnold at the PDSA event last week she covers Bestwood and Rise park.

Full contact details on our Police website. https://www.nottinghamshire.police.uk/neighbourhoods