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Inspector Christine Busuttil Blog: August

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July has been a very busy month for us with some good results regarding disrupting drug activity on city North but I will save the best until last and begin with a few crime stats which is also looking a reasonably good picture.

The following stats refer to the last 2 weeks compared to the previous 2 weeks to ensure that we are working with current patterns and concerns.

Burglary is up by one making an increase to 8 over the last 2 weeks compared to 7 the 2 weeks prior however as you will see below we have had a positive arrest that resulted in a charge and remand, other than that I would remind you to keep rear gardens as secure as possible including your sheds.

We haven’t had any robberies over the last 2 weeks which is excellent as we had suffered 2 in the period before.

Damage is the main increase with no particular pattern, some offenders are known to the victim but a lot of the damage is still mindless.

Bike theft has increased including from rear gardens which emphasises the need to keep bikes locked at all times with a suitable D ring opposed to a cable lock and ensure it is locked to something solid that cannot be removed.

Our next priorities starting July in the City North area are antisocial behaviour and drug related crime.

These priorities have been locally identified through the Crime and Drugs Partnership respect survey along with the beat team itself in consultation with partner agencies. 

The Prevention of Crime and ASB is a priority set out by the Office of Police and Crime Commissioner as well as the Youth Commission Priorities to seek rehabilitation against re-offending.

This is what the City North beat team including Community protection will be doing to help tackle these:-

  • Target hotspot areas.
  •  Encouraging reports from the public.
  • Work closely with partner agencies.
  • Build intelligence pictures to identify potential offenders and offer diversions.
  • Discuss tactics and give updates in joint agency meetings.
  • Generate and execute warrants.
  • Continue to deliver programmes for educational establishments and other vulnerable premises.
  • Use social media to give you timely updates.
  • Swiftly Process offenders and use both police and civil powers to hinder future activity including housing.

July update 

ASB – Cars and local youths - Bulwell.

  • Regular meetings with shop management
  • Regular patrols by the beat team
  • Visit the callers of ASB in relation to collating evidence.
  • CCTV being monitored to identify offenders
  • Diversion through youth provision 

Officers forced entry to a house on Aston Drive in Bulwell on 6th July following a report that a man was being held against his will and forced to tend to cannabis plants.Around 100 plants were found over two floors, but when the property was searched there was no one there. Our investigations remain ongoing.

A 20-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a break-in.A Playstation4, games and cash were among the items taken after a back door was smashed to gain entry to the property in Grindon Crescent, Bulwell, at around 3.30am yesterday Friday 31 July.City North response team attended the incident and subsequently made an arrest a short time later also recovering a small quantity of cannabis.The male was questioned, charged and remanded into custody.

A man has been arrested after officers forced entry to a house in Bulwell Forest on the 31st July.Officers broke down the door of a house in Charlock Close at around 8am as part of a drugs warrant.A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A and B drugs he is currently released under investigation.

Response officers uncovered a substantial cannabis grow after responding to a report of a burglary on the Edwards lane estate on 5th August.A total of 118 plants and associated growing equipment were seized after being found in two bedrooms and the loft of a property in Archdale Road just before 8am today. The electricity supply to the property had also been bypassed.Enquiries remain ongoing.

Operational support were out patrolling City North the evening of the 6th July when they came across a vehicle which they had cause to stop due to the manner of driving within that vehicle was 5 x kitchen knives and an offensive weapon, needless to say the weapons were seized and the occupant charged and remanded.

We had the knife crime team on City North for 2 days last month during which they got some amazing results as per below.  2 of the arrest were quite significant removing a couple of nasty weapons of our streets along with a significant amount of drugs.

  • Arrests 4
  • Stop searches 8
  • Weapon seizures 2
  • Drugs seizures 4
  • Report for summons 2

Partnership working between Community Protection, Nottingham City Homes and the Police has resulted in an injunction being granted for a Top Valley resident tenant who caused noise nuisance and abused other residents in the locality of their property. Protection now in place for the residents and for those visiting them.