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Inspector Amy English's blog: April 2021

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Hello and welcome to my April blog.

The weather has taken a turn since the start of April! We saw large gatherings at the start of the month on the Forest Rec and Arboretum as many wanted to enjoy the sun and relaxation of Covid regulations. The team ensured that we worked closely with Community Protection to ensure everyone was safe and following the rules, including the public spaces protection order, which prohibits the drinking of alcohol in public within Nottingham. 

We had a week of action against catalytic converter thefts called Op Goldiron during April. We took part in the forces actions of conducting vehicle stops, visited parts collectors and protected vulnerable vehicles with Selectamark which is an invisible ink that can be traced to the owner. 

April also saw Operation Sceptre which is a week of action against knife crime. This is in addition to the work we do on a day to day basis in relation to knife crime. The team visited schools in order to educate about the risk of carrying knives, conducted weapon sweeps in open spaces and also conducted a number of proactive warrants and hot spot patrols. We had great results with the recovery of knives from open spaces and properties, a number of arrests and investigations ongoing and a significant amount of drugs and cash seized as part of the operation also!

The team continue to conduct high visibility patrols in ASB and crime hot spot areas. We also conduct plain clothes patrols on a regular basis every week. Op Reacher have conducted 12 search warrants of addresses and vehicles. One warrant saw the seizure of a high number of cannabis plants with approximate street value of £230,000! 

As always, I want to hear from you. Please get in touch with your local Neighbourhood team to tell us about issues where you live.