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Updated Sep 11th
Current local priorities
Consultation with the community has identified the following priorities that we will be concentrating on over the coming months:
Local residents of Wembury Gardens have reported on-going issues with groups of local youths causing issues within the residential blocks. The incidents include smoking cannabis and causing criminal damage by graffiti.
Issued: September 2018
What we are doing:The Abbey Ward Local Neighbourhood Police Team will complete community consultations within the block to reassure local residents. We will also be paying special attention to this area and increasing our patrols at key times. This will include both pro-active and preventative high visibility patrols to identify those responsible. Issued: September 2018
Knife Crime Reduction Initiative. We have received reports of knife related incidents involving young persons. Concerns are been raised regarding an emerging youth gang culture.
Issued: February 2018
What we are doing:The local Police teams are running a number of planned and dynamic operations with officers conducting targeted uniformed and plain cloths patrols at key times and locations. We are regularly reviewing our local reassurance and preventative patrol strategy to target and disrupt these type offences and offenders at key identified locations. Stop checks and search warrants have been successful with arrests being made and a number of offensive weapon being recovered. In addition known habitual knife carriers have been identified and pro-active multiagency engagement opportunities are being explored to divert them from carrying knifes and being involved in knife related offences. Local police teams are working with the E2 project and local schools, by delivering knife crime presentations by trained officers which have been well received by the students and staff and endorsed by parents, promoting #LivesNotKnives. Issued: July 2018