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Inspector Riz Khan's Blog: June 2019

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During the month of May, we have seen a busy month for my teams with the warmer weather starting to emerge. 

The Street Offences Team (SOT) have now made over 200 arrests and seized over 70 vehicles, in 12 months since being formed. In addition to this they have reported numerous people for traffic offences and conducted voluntary interviews and seized weapons and drugs off the streets. The SOT are continuing to use various techniques to target the areas that their attention is most needed and also the offenders that are of most risk of causing harm, which is concentrating on the Arboretum and Hyson Greens area.

In May, the SOT have made thirteen arrests, for offences including those that were wanted on recalls to prison or have failed to appear at court. One male has been charged with possession of a bladed article in a public place and affray and is awaiting sentencing at court after a swift arrest by the team. Working closely with the Burglary Team and a male was arrested for burglary and theft from motor vehicle in Lenton. A male has been released under investigation for Possession with intent Supply Drugs after being arrested in Hyson Green. Twenty one stop/searches have been conducted.

A successful Misuse of Drugs Act warrant has been conducted at Denman Street resulting in the arrest of 4 people. If you suspect drug dealing or possible cannabis grows, please do report it to an officer or via our control room. Remember you can also report any criminal activity completely anonymously  

Two Section Response Team, conducted a traffic operation on Gregory Boulevard, after seeing a raise in those driving without the correct seats for children, no selt beats and using mobile phones. One driver was stopped whilst a female was breast feeding her child whilst a toddler was also in the car without any car seats for them!

Sixteen Traffic Offence Reports (TOR’s) were issued for various offences including no seatbelts, using mobile phones and one for excessive tint on a car windows. One car was seized for having no insurance during the operation but they regularly issue TOR’s whenever they see offences when on routine patrols.

Whilst we are get to know more about working arrangements post the local Councillor elections which took place on 2nd May 2019, I am aware some Ward areas have changed and we have had some changes in Cllr’s too. I welcome working with everyone. I think over the next few weeks, we will continue to work towards implementing the refined Respect Survey priorities, building on the progress from last year.

I am aware we are in Student exam time, with our University partners, we will work to ensure, safety advice for homes, windows are secured with the warm weather. ASB and late night noise from the wider community is monitored and responded to, in addition to street drinking and begging being Policed.  

We continue to monitor daily crime incidents, to best problem solve and respond by deploying our Policing and Community Protection resources.

Court Updates

A man has been jailed for 12 years after a number of robbery offences in Nottingham earlier this year. The incidents happened at Saturday 19 January 2019 between 8-10.40pm at Ilkeston Road and Radford Boulevard.

Daniel Barker, 32, of Forster Street, Radford, was sentenced at Nottingham Crown Court on 14th May 2019 having pleaded guilty to four counts of robbery, an assault with intent to commit robbery and two counts of possessing an offensive weapon in a public place. Barker targeted five people in under three hours, changing his clothes to appear different on the CCTV, threatening them with a bladed article in the process and stealing from their wallets, stealing their phones and robbing them at cash-points.

Nineteen-year-old Clay Swift, of Dulwich Road, was sentenced to 16 months in jail at Nottingham Crown Court on Tuesday 14 May 2019 after pleading guilty to one count of burglary which occurred on Radford Road in March. 

Neighbourhood Policing Teams

PCSO’s are busy conducting patrols around our Mosques during Ramadham across Lenton, Radford, Hyson Green and Forest Fields. PCSO’s have been invited in to Iftar’s (break of the daily fast) and providing reassurance to all the local community during the busy times.

We have been talking to schools about safe and appropriate use of social media and also around respect for each. Our School Early Intervention Officer (SEIO) continues to be a valuable member of the Neighbourhood Team dealing with incidents within schools but also conducting important police input to pupils.