News Bulletin Castlefields and Halton Castle Area

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News Bulletin

Runcorn Local Policing Unit, Halton Castle

and Castlefields Area - July 2017


Message from your new Inspector

“Good day to you all and pleased to make your acquaintance. My name is Fez Khan and I am the new Police Inspector covering the Local Policing Unit here in Runcorn. I have recently landed having spent the last 2 years working as a Critical Incident Manager (Response Inspector) and have spent the majority of my 12 years’ service with Cheshire Police working in frontline policing roles. I am extremely excited and privileged to take over from Insp Mike Skillen here at Runcorn and am a great believer and firm advocate in neighbourhood policing. I have been impressed with the proactive work ethic and community focused mindset of all my staff and colleagues here so far and look forward to contributing towards making Runcorn a safe and pleasant place to live and work. I intend to continue to encourage and support our multitude of worthwhile community engagement initiatives, as well as encourage all of you to get in touch with any questions or concerns you may have in your local area. I am very much a people person and will be looking to be out and about and visible in your areas as often as I can so please feel free to come and say hello, otherwise I will! You can follow me on Twitter should you wish to do so at @FezKhan or through @Police Runcorn. Be safe and always dial 999 in an emergency or 101 for non-emergency matters.”

Police Inspector Fez KAHN –Runcorn LPU

Phoenix Park Experience

This year Runcorn Local Policing Unit aim to set up a new event called Phoenix Park Experience (PPX) which will take place on Friday 4th August between 11am-3pm and will replace Party in the Park.  We are hoping to follow the lead from the highly successful Victoria Park Experience (VPX) which has run for 10 years in Warrington’s Victoria Park.  They began their first year engaging with 50 children and last year over a 4 day period almost 10,000 people attended, 5810 were children.  It has become the biggest free event for young people in Warrington.

Anti-social behaviour is a problem in Runcorn as it is in many towns and an event like this aims to break down barriers between the Police and those young people engaging in this type of criminality. By engaging with these young people it will have a knock on effect in helping prevent other members of our communities also affected by ASB – such as the local council, bus companies, businesses and the housing providers as well as the local residents. This is event has been funded by local partners and is completely free for you to attend and everybody is welcome!

Runcorn Police own social media accounts

Please can you all follow both Runcorn Police’s own twitter account which is @PoliceRuncorn and also our own facebook account which is Runcorn Police, this will ensure you receive all news and information relevant to the Runcorn area and not just the Cheshire area as a whole.   I also now have my own twitter and facebook account for the news and items on your area @ChePolBowden and PC Zoe Bowden.

Zoe Bowden    &      Tracey Taylor        &      Amy Clarke

 PC 5470 BOWDEN     PCSO7338 TAYLOR     PCSO22217 CLARKE

Crime Updates – July

Cheshire police have responded and attended 162 incidents in your area in July. These incidents varied in seriousness however include suspicious activity, burglaries, road traffic offences, suspicious persons, concern’s for safety, domestic incidents and anti-social behaviour.




A number of incidents occurred overnight on 23rd July around the areas of Main Street, Lodge Lane and Caesars Close. On each occasion the offenders have taken the keys for the vehicles at the addresses and the vehicle itself, on two of the occasions the offenders have entered the address in order to steel the keys on the third occasion they have used a hook and cane.  These incidents are currently being investigated, if you have any information surrounding these burglaries please call 101 or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.


Advice to prevent crime!


  • Lock and secure your outbuildings, don’t give thieves the chance.
  • In relation to vehicle crime ensure your vehicles are locked and preferably left in well-lit area’s.
  • Keep windows closed overnight & when out, burglars know that you will be leaving windows opened unattended during the summer.
  • Report anything suspicious, we would rather come to something that is nothing, than risk a crime being committed.
  • Store any valuable equipment and tools in a secure building with a well-built, locked door. Use British Standard locks, good quality locking bars and high security padlocks. Windows can be protected with metal bars. Always lock outbuildings when they're not in use.
  • Key vehicle keys out of reach.
  • A worthwhile investment is fitting outside security lights controlled by an automatic time-switch or infra-red beams.
  • Consider installing CCTV.
  • Ensure door handles, windows and vehicles are left untouched before CSI arrive to preserve any evidence.

Anti-Social Behaviour and Criminal Damage


Tanhouse and the Old Transporter public house have seen an increase in Anti-Social Behaviour and damage since they became vacant properties.  Please be aware these locations are dangerous, derelict buildings, we are working with housing and the owners to better secure the buildings but would be grateful if you could help us to make your community a better place and speak with children before they go out and warn them of the dangers.  There will be increased patrols in the area and we will be working with partners to identify trouble makers. #streetsafe


Drugs Warrant


In the early hours of Wednesday 26th July a warrant was executed under the missus use of drugs on Caesars Close.  The warrant was successful and the male occupant arrested and charged for possession of Class B, Amphetamines   

Road traffic offence


On Friday 14th July 2017 at 5pm a man was arrested on Barons Close, Castelfields for driving with no insurance and drug driving, his vehicle was seized by police.


Friday 28th July 00.03 a BMW was seen driving with no insurance, a male driver was stopped on Halton Brow and police seized his vehicle and reported him for the offence.

Upcoming Events

Phoenix Park Xperience – 4th August 2017 – Phoenix Park

Have Your Say - Community Meetings


Monday 7th August 2017 – Castlefields Plus Dane T4T – 1.30pm

Thursday 10th August 2017 - Castlefields Councilors Surgery - 7.00pm

Monday 21st August 2017 - Castlefields Residents Association - 2.00pm

Thursday 31st August 2017 - Castlefields Councilors Surgery - 7.00pm


Keep up to date with policing issues in your local area by following @PoliceRuncorn on Twitter.
www.cheshire.police.ukFollow @Cheshirepolice on twitter | Like Cheshire Police on Facebook


Anyone with any information to support the Cheshire Police in any crime or incident please call Cheshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


Keep up to date with policing issues in your local area by following @PoliceRuncorn on Twitter.
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