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Inspector Christine Busuttil blog:August 2019

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In July City North Shows an all crime increase of 21 incidents compared with the month before.

Main features are:-

An increase in:-

Personal robberies +3 there are no patterns to the robberies which occurred, 2 have occurred in Carrington at approx. 09:30 and 22:40 at night.

Commercial burglary is much higher than expected with 7 more than last month.There were 3 in Carrington but fortunately the offender has not succeeded in gaining entry on all 3 occasions.

There were 2 in Bulwell Hall and 2 in Bulwell all 4 having been successful breaks.

We do not have any suspects to date but enquiries remain on-going.

Arson damage + 6 this has occurred at various locations and unfortunately is not that uncommon at this time of year.

Decreases in:-

Burglary dwelling remains decreased by 7 however as before, the warm weather does encourage windows and doors to be left open making it easier for offenders.

Other theft from person and other theft down by a total of 17 which is great news indicating that the community are being more aware of high value belongings and not leaving them on show for the opportunist. 

Hate crime has dropped dramatically by 10 incidents which is often down to the great joint problem solving of the beat team and other agencies.

The main cause for concern over the last month has been the increase in robberies and commercial breaks which we will continue to work on.

Priorities over last month:-

•    Increase in patrols on Rufford walk and surrounding areas due to burglary and robbery of commercial premises.

Update Regular patrols conducted including using the CCTV van when possible. Unfortunately a further incident has occurred so patrols were stepped up.

•    Begging issues - predominantly Carrington area.

UpdateA meeting has taken place with partners to discuss and plan asb and begging in the COCR beat.Extra support has also been requested through various sourcesTo Remain

•    Criminal damage – Bestwood area.

There has been no repeat of the damage issue where vehicles were being keyed on Beckhampton road overnight. Letter drop and house to house carried out appealing for witnesses information. No pattern or hotspots for the recent damage.

•    Beckhampton road and Elmbridge shops - high visibility patrols following a knife incident for community reassurance and engagement.  


There are some planned staff changes over the next month, I will be moving Pc Carl Smith to the Bestwood ward and welcome PC Ash Clark and his tutee to the Bulwell forest ward. Ash comes with many years of response experience and is now keen to turn his hand to problem solving within the community.

This is all planned towards the end of this month so hopefully you will all meet them at some of our summer events.


3rd August     Bulwell Riverside festival and duck race.    11-3pm          Bulwell Bogs

13th August     Picnic in the park                                        11 – 1pm       Pirates park

20th, 21st & 22nd August    Bestwood Summer Party       11.30-3.30    The Ridge Adventure & Youth Centre


Officers investigate firearm discharge in Bestwood Park - copy and paste below link


Firearms amnesty started Friday 20th July until the 4th August.- copy and paste below link


Good news

2 successful drug warrants executed in Spruce gardens, Bulwell and Torbay crescent, Bestwood resulting in drug seizures and suspects being interviewed.




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