Page added on January 15, 2013
From Chief Superintendent Rob Nixon:
Last week I published my highlights for the city for 2012 and I really hope that you had the chance to read it. If not, it’s now published as my BCU Commander’s message on the Force website, so take a look, I’d love to hear what you think.
As I write my round up of activity today, snow has started to fall in the city and although it brings an element of fun for many, it also highlights a message to road users to take extra caution. There is some good advice from the BBC about how to drive safe in snow and icey conditions and I would encourage all drivers to take a look. For those of you using Twitter, Leicestershire Police has adopted the hashtag #SnowSafeLLR for advice and tips about staying safe.
Continuing with the subject of staying safe, on Friday morning the ‘be Bright, Be Safe, Be Seen’ campaign aimed at raising awareness and encouraging cyclists of all ages to wear high visibility clothing, took place in the city centre. 25 high visibility rucksacks were given away, along with cycle reflectors and ‘snap bands’. For those who didn’t manage to get to the launch, reflective rucksacks are available from all city police stations. See the full article for more details of how to purchase yours.
It’s great to hear that following concerns raised by residents in the Stocking Farm area of persistent anti-social behaviour and drug dealing, officers from Beaumont Leys police station executed a warrant and searched a premises. Six men aged between 18 and 23 were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A and B drugs and a quantity of drugs and drug paraphernalia were recovered from the property. The full article is available to read here. This is a great example of how you can directly help us to tackle your concerns. If you want to have your say and highlight concerns surrounding local policing in your area, then do spare a few minutes to complete our short consultation survey.
On Friday evening, I was delighted once again to meet with partners at Leicester Riders as the ‘Shoot 2 the Future’ campaign launched its new project at Beaumont Leys School. It was great to see 31 youngsters join the latest programme to support youth development in the community by means of basketball. If you require any more information on the project please contact the Leicester Riders office on 0116 255 8635 or email email@example.com or read the full article here.
Officers work really hard to protect the communities of Leicester and over the last seven days, they dealt with 1,982 calls for assistance. Officers are supported by colleagues in CID who work together to identify, locate and bring to justice those responsible for committing crime. Here are just a few of those charges made this week:
§ A 26 year old man has been charged with robbery following an incident which took place on Friday November 23, 2012 on Celt Street, off Narborough Road, Leicester.
§ A 24 year old woman has been charged with burglary following an offence alleged to have been committed on Sunday December 2 on the Tudor Road estate.
§ Following an incident which is alleged to have occurred on Friday January 11 on Melton Road, a 20 year old man has been charged with robbery.
This week I wanted to share with you just a few great results which have been achieved through the dedication and hard work of city Detectives. Of note a number of custodial sentences have been granted by the courts:
Finally, I’m sure many of you will have received new technology in the form of mobile phones, tablets and laptops over Christmas and I’d like to remind you to register them at www.immobilise.com. I hope that you never find yourself in a position to have them stolen. However, if you did ever become a victim of burglary, having your items registered at www.immobilise.com will help my officers to track you as the owner, as and when property is recovered. In addition, to those of you with smart mobile phone, did you know that you can download a ‘find my phone’ app? This will again help to track your phone, should you be in an unfortunate position to have it stolen.
As always, thank you for taking the time to read my weekly round up of policing activity in Leicester and do feel free to share it with other people who might be interested. As this is a round up of activity, I’d like to know that what I’m sharing is of interest. Is there anything that you would like to see included in here which isn’t? I’d love to hear from you.
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Chief Superintendent Rob Nixon, Leicester City BCU Commander