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Inspector Riz Khan's Blog: April 2019

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From March Update

The month of March has seen us support the National Campaign Around Knife Crime, Op Spectre. Throughout the year, we have already visited a number of primary and secondary schools to give an input to the students. A knife Amnesty Bin was at RAdford Road Station Front Counter where people could surrender knives. Our work around tackling knife is continuous throughout the year.

The Street Offences Team have been extremely busy, this month they have been focusing on those that haven’t appeared at court for their hearings, they have been conducting enquires, including address checks as well as arresting those located. There have been arrests of people on suspicion of offences including being in possession of a knife, drugs, robbery, ABH and various other offences. The team have arrested twenty five people and conducted thirty four stop/searches throughout the month (and still a few shifts to go at the time of writing).

With the warmer weather starting to creep in, we have seen an increase of ASB and begging in Hyson Green, we are using directions to leave (Section 35 notices) to tackle this. This means the person can’t return to a specific area for a specified time and if breached then they will be arrested. One female has been arrested as a result of this.

Court Results & Significant Arrests

Aiden Sherwood, 30 year old male, has been jailed for  an incident on Radford Road on 11th January 2019. He was arrested within a few minutes after police officers were alerted to this male being outside Radford Road Police Station at 9am in possession of a knife. The judge has sentenced him to 12 months in prison for each charge to run concurrently after he pleaded guilty to affray and possessing a bladed article.

Graham Anthony Wilson, 36 year old, of Radford Road, Nottingham, appeared at Nottingham Crown Court for sentencing after pleading guilty to nine counts of burglary. He also admitted one count of attempted burglary, one count of theft and one count of theft of a motor vehicle. Wilson committed burglaries at a number of shops on Radford Road in December 2018 and January 2019 and was sentenced to three years and four months in jail.

Three arrests of note have been made in March around burglaries. A 24 year old male appeared in court after being charged with three burglaries and driving offences. A 40-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of burglary in the Portland Road area of Radford. This woman tricked her way into a 72-year-old woman’s flat, asking to use the toilet and then requesting food, before stealing a quantity of cash from the victim’s purse. A 29 year old male of no fixed address, has been charged with one count of burglary that occurred in Lenton in early March, nine counts of fraud by false representation and two counts of handling stolen good. He was spotted by our local CPO 4139 Neave and assisted by the PCSO 8190 Sandu as well as members of the public who assisted our response officers to locate him after he tried to hide.

Engagements

Beat managers joined members from all communities that visited our local Mosques that had opened their doors for a nationwide Visit my Mosque Day. It was a really good opportunity for the community to meet other people and for our officers to answer questions and give advice to those in attendance.

On International Women Day, PCSO’s and CPO’s as well as Chief Superintendent Vicki White attended the Hyson Green Community Centre. Over 100 women attended and listened to speakers from different communities,  employment and backgrounds to talk about Balance for Better, which was this year’s theme. There were also workshops and opportunities to meet other women. Our Chief Superintendent White was one of the guest speakers and spoke about Women in Policing and gave her advice on how to everyone can achieve their goals.

Lenton - On the 15th March 2019 the Lenton Beat Team and colleagues from the Special Constabulary (which happened to be students from Lenton) and Community Protection carried out an operation into the early hours in the morning where we were in uniform on foot patrol targeting any suspicious activity, vulnerable, insecure dwellings and ASB.

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