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Updated Nov 30th
Current local priorities
Consultation with the community has identified the following priorities that we will be concentrating on over the coming months:
You have made us aware of a number of reports/incidents relating to Samson Road. The problems occur at various times of the day but predominantly early/late evening. The bulk of the issues relate to both drug use and drug dealing. As a result, this is attracting several people, not locals, to the area both on foot and in vehicles to deal in and abuse drugs.
Issued: January 2019
What we are doing:Last week we carried out enforcement action at an address on Samson Road envolving several officers. We have published this retrospectively to maintain the integrity of this enforced action. We have carried out a number of consultations with residents along Samson Road to gather and keep up to date with all available information. This ties in with increased patrols which we are directing to this area. Please look out for and approach any officer you see who will be more than happy to speak to you. We continue to work alongside the Council in targeting identified properties/locations of concern. ***** UPDATE ***** On Monday 21st January report of public order incident with mention of weapon, baseball bat. The suspect, resident of Samson Road, was arrested from the scene and has since been charged and bailed to court. ***** UPDATE ***** On Thursday 24th January, resident has been issued with an Acceptable Behaviour Contract (ABC) with regards issue they have been involved with in the area. ***** UPDATE ***** On Monday 11th February, whilst carrying out a compliance check relating to the ABC, we established there had been a breach. This has been fed back to our Partner agencies for review and consideration around and esculation action to be taken. It also helped us to identify and arrest 2 persons, both outstanding for seperate offences. The above continues to demonstrate we are still actively patrolling the area, taking positive action and that we continue to work with our partner agencies in relation to incidents in the area. Issued: January 2019
Knife Crime Reduction Initiative. The New Parks beat and specifically Aikman Avenue and surrounding streets has suffered a higher than average number of knife related offences.
We have also identified some 'habitual knife carriers' in the area who we will attempt to divert away from offending but if they don't we will target for enforcement activity.
Issued: September 2018
What we are doing:Local PCs and PCSO are currently allocated to specific patrols to target knife crime. This will involve regular high visibility patrols in the area, engagement with local people to identify information and targeting of those carrying knives. A community event was held where local police and partners spoke to young people and parents in the community about the risks of knife crime and how they can help spot the signs to protect their children. Your local policing team are making contact with local schools and community groups to identify those and divert those likely to carry knives. Issued: July 2018