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Inspectors Walker's Blog - July 2019

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Reviewing the crime figures and the incidents that have occurred throughout June I cannot help but reflect on this time last year when we were dealing with the aftermath of several knife/machete incidents in the Meadows and ongoing violence linked to rival groups in St Ann’s and Radford. This was clearly a turbulent time for the community and a lot of hard work and long hours were put in by the police together with partner agencies to apprehend and disrupt those responsible. I accept that there is still is, and always will, be further work to be done but I am pleased with the progress made and the position we are currently in.

The NPT at Clifton have been working hard to target those responsible for a number of breaks into sheds and outbuildings resulting in two males being arrested for three offences on the 10th of June. They were charged, remanded and put before the Court on the 11th of June where they received prison sentences which was a fantastic result.  Since their arrest there has been a significant reduction in breaks in the Clifton area. This result could not have been achieved without the support of the Clifton community who provided CCTV which helped secure the conviction.

Shop theft has also increased slightly across the area with hotspots in Clifton and the Castle Marina retail park however on a good number of the reports an offender has been detained by the security staff. The NPT teams at the Meadows and Clifton are aware and actively patrolling these hot spots.

The number of auto crime offences in Mapperley has dropped off somewhat in recent weeks although we still have the odd call about suspicious activity. A male was arrested and charged with an offence on the 19th of June whereby a vehicle was broken into and property stolen. On searching him, he was found in possession of items from the vehicle and bank cards in someone else’s name. These offences took place off Mansfield Road in Sherwood but obviously boarder our area. The male has now been charged and remanded.

The team continue to work in conjunction with Community Protection in order to take civil action to evict those convicted of drugs offences in the Meadows area. We currently have a case proceeding through Court using legislation we have not previously used and this could set a benchmark to make it easier to seek possession of properties in future. This is a really good result and shows our determination to tackle drugs in our communities. 

The Meadows team were present and supported the International Triathlon that occurred last weekend and it is always nice for the area to host such a prestige event and the 30th of May the Clifton team supported and took part in Jumpers for Goal posts which was a great Community Event and a good time was had by all that attended.