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Inspector Walker's Blog September 2020

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This blog is a little later than usual as I have been on holiday and have been playing catch upon my return.

I previously let you know about the work we had done with partners to tackle ‘pop up parties’ and the concerns they raised regarding violence, I am pleased to say that we haven’t had any further issues in either St Anns or Sneinton which is good news.  There was a party in the Meadows which generated some calls to the police regarding ASB which resulted in the organiser being issued the first £10,000 ticket in Nottingham, under the new legislation.

We say goodbye in September to Pc Ellie Readman who leaves us to go to Response but welcome Pc’s Adam Smith (Meadows) and Kane Dunker (Clifton) on a permanent basis following their attachments. Pc Jack Houghton and PCSO Martin Fisher both land with the team in October.  As I have mentioned previously (several times!) Op Reacher also land in October which allows us to be more pro-active and puts us in a really healthy position regarding staffing.

I attended my first virtual Area Committee Meeting last week and not only was it virtual it was streamed live on You Tube – another first for me and an innovative way to keep the public informed.

An update on the City South priorities:

Acqusitive Crime

The Robbery Team based at St Anns had a fantastic result in charging and remanding two males with 42 offences linked to robberies across Nottingham, Beeston and Skegness. The seriousness of the robberies was escalating and some involved weapons, of the 42 offences 18 occurred on the City South area so this was a fantastic result in ridding the streets of two dangerous individuals. There had been a spike in burglaries in the Sneinton area during August but the male who we believe to be responsible has been recalled to prison and since then there have been no similar offences in the area.

Drugs

This month the Neighbourhood Policing Team have continued to patrol drug hotspots within the Meadows. We have been out on patrol with the local MP Lillian Greenwood showing her the work we are doing and we have conducted a Drugs Act warrant relating to activity in the area. The NPT have used a Dispersal Authority to stop known drug users from coming into the Meadows area to purchase drugs and in doing so causing ASB for residents. A Drugs Act warrant was executed last week at an address in Sneinton Hermitage where cash was recovered and a quantity of Class A drugs. The NPT have been involved in trying to resolve, in conjunction with partners, a number of different issues linked to this address.The Clifton Neighbourhood Policing Team have responded to an increase in reports of drug misuse and drug dealing around the tram stop / Ferry pub area of Wilford. The team have placed the area on a patrol plan for regular patrols and then conducted a day of action on the 26th of August. This involved a drugs warrant being executed and officers patrolling the area in plain clothes. A male was detained and an investigation continues with regard to this male supplying drugs. Officers have continued to run proactive patrols in this area during the evenings and are pleased to note the area is significantly quieter.  The occupants of an address on Blue Bell Hill Road have recently been sentenced for drugs offences with the male offender being sentenced to 3 years and 4 months and his female partner 5 months – another good result for the team.  We will now work with our colleagues in City Homes and Community Protection to evict the tenant in an effort to prevent any future dealing in the area.

Serious Violence

We have had the Knife Crime Team present in the area following a successful bid and we continue to target those individuals that are known to be weapons carriers.The year to date figure show that violence with injury is down by 5.2% compared to the same period the previous year this equates to 25 less victims which is clearly good news.