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Inspector Neil Bellamy's Blog: April 2019

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The eagle eyed amongst you will also notice that Sergeant
Samantha Pearson has been replaced on  East Bassetlaw by Sergeant
Greg Saxelby who is covering for a few weeks while Samantha recovers from some

Greg has been working for Nottinghamshire Police for well
over 10 years and started his service as a special constable working out of the
old Retford Police station on Exchange Street on a response team. He worked
with the same team and on local events with the Special Constabulary for over 2
years before applying for the Police full time.

Some updates from the previous two weeks are:

On the 23rd of March 2019 three males were
arrested and charged with production of cannabis on Carolgate, Retford, alleged
kidnapping and false imprisonment.

On the 26th of March 2019 a drugs warrant was
executed at Redforde Park Avenue, Retford. A quantity of items suspected to be
a controlled substance were recovered from the property, enquiries are on-going
and a closure order issued on the property.

And finally on the 1st of April 2019 Ben
POYNTON of No Fixed Abode appeared in Nottingham Crown Court pleading guilty to
possessing a controlled drug of Class B with intent to supply in February 2018,
possessing a controlled drug of Class B with intent to supply and possession of
a Class B drug in August 2018. POYNTON was also sentenced for driving in
accordance with his licence and driving with no insurance. This enquiry took a
considerable amount of time to investigate by PC Hagland who acted diligently
during this enquiry.

Following an intelligence briefing, North Team Officers
attended an address in Langold where they located a cannabis grow which was then
dismantled and the plants seized as evidence. 
The suspect was interviewed and will be going to Court. 

ASB patrols have been increased in the areas of Shireoaks
and Gateford in response to public concerns of youth nuisance.  We aim to continue these patrols over the
forthcoming months to tackle the issues and enforce control orders where

PCSO John Dale has been busy visiting our local Secondary
and Primary Schools delivering our Force’s knife crime prevention
initiative.  This is an incredibly
important side of Policing especially with so much of this type of crime being
publicised.  PCSO Dale is very passionate
about this project, fitting in the visits around many of his other

PCs Fenton and Shaw both attended St John’s Primary
School this week, speaking to the foundation children about the role of the
Police.  The Officers took down our brand
new Police van and the children were given a guided tour of the vehicle; all
being given the chance to activate the sirens and emergency lights! 

A Warrant was executed at 101b Watson Road on 8th
April, and Colin MATTEY and Givanni BEARDER both admitted possession of mamba
and were reported for summons to attend Court.

Jordan SHAW was arrested for shoplifting, and a
successful application made for a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) which prevents
him from entering any retail premise in Worksop Town Centre and prevents him
from setting foot on Bridge Street, Bridge Place and the Victoria Retail Park.

Anthony Ellis has been interviewed for his aggressive
begging in the Town Centre. He has been reported for summons and an application
for an order upon conviction will be made when the court date is set for a CBO
to prevent him from entering the Town Centre and from begging.

At East Bassetlaw officers from Harworth have been
conducting patrols in the Serlby Park Drive Estate area in response to several
recent reports of teenagers causing Anti-Social Behaviour taking place in the
early evenings.

Officers have this week carried out a Section 46 Firearms
Warrant at an address in Bircotes where an air weapon and a quantity of drugs
were recovered by Police. Enquiries are on-going where firearms, drugs and
wildlife offences are being investigated.

PCSO Airey has been out in the local villages within East
Bassetlaw over the past couple of weeks with the hand held speed detection
device assisting community speed watch teams to help tackle and reduce speeding
motor vehicles in the area.

The Team at Retford have been investigating vehicle crime
in the Town where a 29 year old male was arrested and released under
investigation for theft from a motor vehicle.  They have also been
assisting Bassetlaw District Council with closing an address on Redforde Park
Avenue due to on-going Anti-Social behaviour at the property.

A Town Centre offender Nigel WOOD was arrested, where he
then appeared in Mansfield Magistrates Court this week and pleaded Guilty to
Three shop thefts in Retford and one shop theft in Worksop.  He was
subsequently remanded in custody where he was then sentenced to 26 weeks in

Suzanne RYVES has been arrested for failing to appear at
court for a criminal damage offence, RYVES appeared at Mansfield Magistrates
earlier this week where she was sentenced to 12 weeks suspended sentence and
ordered to pay £1000 compensation. 

Pc Mitchell has been involved in a fail to stop in
Leverton where a 29 year old male was arrested and released under investigation
for dangerous driving, failing to stop, driving with no insurance, driving with
no licence, possession with intent to Supply Class A drugs and possession with
intent to supply Class B drugs.   A 22 year old female was also
arrested and released under investigation for possession with intent to supply
Class A drugs and possession with intent to supply Class B drugs.