Page added on March 7, 2013
From Chief Superintendent Rob Nixon:
I start this week by sharing some great news about two men who have received custodial sentences for their involvement in the activity of drugs. The two men began their sentences after admitting a conspiracy to supply high purity cocaine in Leicestershire. Drugs worth around £1.3 million were seized by police investigating the activity of Dipesh Kara and Rohin Bhakta, both of whom are aged 27 and are from Leicester. The men had used a flat in the city as a ‘safe house’, but in June 2012 three other men, also from Leicester, burgled the property, stealing around four kilograms of cocaine and almost £100,000 in cash. To read more about this click here
Officers from the Leicestershire Road Safety Partnership have been active at the railway station on London Road and together with PC Watson from the city they held the second cycle safety hub, this is part of the “Be Bright Be Seen” campaign. Officers about cyclists about safety tips and free back packs were given to the first 25 people that attended with their cycles. A mechanic was also on hand to check the safety and legality of their cycles. To read more about the event, click here
Also this week, a man walking his dog along King Street in the city was assaulted. An individual has been arrested and bailed, however we are still appealing for witnesses to this attack which happened during the daytime on Wednesday February 27. To read the appeal click here
Officers in the city and county have also seen the numbers of metal thefts fall dramatically since the introduction of new legislation to tackle this crime that has been affecting the whole country. This is great news to share with you and more information can be found here
This week I will be attending the Chief Constables Award Ceremony. These events are held periodically throughout the year and are proud times for those receiving awards and their guests. It’s great to hear the stories of bravery and outstanding work that our staff and members of the public do in the fight against crime.
Today is Leicester Women’s Day and there is a open day for all women across the city to attend The Venue,101 Gwendolen Road, LE5 5FL from 09.30am until 2pm. This gives an opportunity for women to come together in a safe and informal environment to talk, learn and hear about the services available to you. In addition to raising any issues and concerns you may have in your community. To register for the event please call 101 ext 6770 or just feel free to pop along.
Last week officers in the city responded to 2132 calls for assistance from members of the public and as I do every week, I’d like to share with you a small snapshot of charges and arrests. This week it includes:
Over 400 people have been arrested in our Burglary operation Dynamo. This is a fantastic result and the team are working hard to drive down burglary across the county.
A 17 year old female and an 18 year old man have been charged with robbery and criminal damage and will be appearing in court soon.
Two local men aged 26 and 28 have both been charged with aggravated burglary and remanded into custody.
A 15 year old local youth has been charged and bailed to court for a robbery offence.
Finally a local man was arrested after assaulting one of my detectives after some assistance from a member of the public, after the driver was suspected of drink driving. My thanks to all of the members of the public involved, your intervention proved vital.
Thank you for taking the time to read my weekly round up of policing activity in Leicester. Do feel free to share the news with anybody who you know who may be interested. For daily updates please follow me on Twitter @robnixoncity
Chief Superintendent Rob Nixon, Leicester City BCU Commander