Welcome to Knutsford police’s newsletter for October, where we will give you a brief summary of what we have been up to in September and what we will be looking at in October.
To start we have been running Operation Legionnaire which has been targeting motorists who flout the law, this is tied into what is termed as the fatal 4. Offences which form the fatal four are speeding, using a mobile phone whilst in control of a vehicle, not wearing a seatbelt and drink/drug driving.
Op Legionnaire has successfully stopped numerous vehicles for mobile phone use, no insurance as well as issuing a section 59 for driving a vehicle in an anti-social manner. One of the stops made by the beat team lead to the arrest of a female involved in a burglary. Op Legionnaire will continue to run throughout October.
We have also been out conducting weight limit checks on Pickmere Lane and Swineyard Lane, this has resulted in several Lorries being stopped and the drivers spoken too. We have also conducted speed enforcement on Chapel Lane, Bexton Lane, Hall Lane and Plumley Moor Road amongst others as part of requests from residents. If you have any places you would like us to enforce please drop us a line.
In drug news, several stop and searches have led to drugs being found and the appropriate action being taken against those individuals found in possession of illegal substances. Several properties have also been searched which has led to the discovery of drugs as well as drug paraphernalia that is used in the supply of drugs. The beat team currently have drug use and supply as one of their high priorities and if you have any information please do not hesitate to contact ourselves on 101 or if you wish to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
In terms of events we have attended we have been to the funday in Pickmere, had a stall at the Knutsford heritage day and attended the flu clinic at Egerton sports club, this gives residents the opportunity to speak to local officers about issues or seek advice. Officers have also busy on school patrols as well as going into schools to keep in touch and organise school talks. We also have had surgeries at the Library, High Legh village Hall and the Welcome Café, please keep your eye out on social media for future dates. You can like our page on Facebook or follow us on twitter @PoliceKnutsford this will show you what we are up to day to day and keeps you informed where future surgeries will be held.
Crime Report for September
2/9 Attempted burglary – Ashley Rd – Ashley
4/9 Shed break – Garden Rd – Knutsford
4/9 Shed break – Garden Rd – Knutsford
4/9 Shed break – Mereheath Lane – Knutsford
6/9 Burglary – Thorneyholme Drive – Knutsford
8/9 Theft from Motor vehicle – Mainwaring Rd – Over Peover
10/9 Burglary – Pavement Lane – Mobberley
13/9 Theft from Motor vehicle – Broad Oak Lane – Mobberley
13/9 Burglary – Georges Lane – Aston by Budworth
26/9 Attempted burglary – Broad Oak Lane – Mobberley
28/9 Attempted burglary – Sparrow Lane – Knutsford
28/9 Attempted burglary – Beech Drive – Knutsford
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October will see us tackling drugs, anti-social behaviour and traffic enforcement, as well as Halloween in which we will be putting a plan of action together where we will be visiting schools and shops along with a having visible presence to ensure we don’t see an increase in anti-social behaviour. You can help by ensuring your children only knock on address's partaking in 'Trick or Treat' and not at vulnerable person's address's. Please report any anti-social behaviour on our 101 phone line.
That is all for this month remember if you have any concerns or issues please drop us a line on 101, or reply to this email and put ALERT in the subject title and we will get back to you.
Thanks for reading
The Beat Team
Fax: 01606 362731