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July police priorities for Gedling borough revealed

Police in Gedling borough focus on a number of policing priorities each month


The borough’s dedicated police team have presented their priorities for making Gedling a safer place to live in over the next month.

Gedling’s Neighbourhood Police Team plan to focus on tackling anti-social behaviour, knife crime and burglary in Arnold and drug dealing in Calverton

The police agree their priorities with Gedling Borough Council‘s Portfolio holder and they have agreed to focus on the following areas

Operation Silverbirch 

Police said that this remains a priority involving young people ASB and associated Knife Crime.

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They revealed several suspects are currently on bail for offences linked to weapons and GBH type offences.

They said that dedicated patrols will continue in the area and will be maintained throughout the summer months to target the activity of a small number of people involved in the issue.

Operation Spearshaft 

It remains a police priority to target groups of youths linked to the supply of controlled drugs in the Calverton area.

They said there had been several incidents of serious violence linked to weapons use, and a child criminal exploitation risk.

Police said that they would continue with dedicated patrols in the area throughout the summer months to target the activity of people involved in the issue

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Tackling burglary rise in area of Arnold

The area between Oxclose Lane, Mansfield Road and Valley Road is seeing increases in Theft of Motor Vehicles (TOMV), Thefts from Motor Vehicles (TFMV) and burglaries of houses and unconnected buildings, like sheds.

Local police teams said dedicated patrols and activity will continue in the area. and that ‘opportunities to disrupt the known offenders will be taken on every occasion in a timely manner’.

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