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INSPECTOR CHRIS PEARSON: Borough-wide burglary crackdown gets results

First off I wanted to start with a staffing update as Sgt Andy Clarke based at Carlton will be leaving us early next month. Sgt 2706 Mike Ebbins will join the team at Carlton as of Monday (November 11). I’m sure that you will agree that Andy has been a real asset to the Gedling South team and I wish him well in his next role.

Moving on we have recently refreshed our policing priorities for the next quarter and the priorities have been set as residential burglary, autocrime and anti-social behaviour.

I met with police colleagues and Gedling Borough Council in order to set the priorities. This was part of a new meeting structure known as the ‘Local Policing Priority Setting’ meeting.

The meeting structure allows for a partnership approach to setting policing priorities and in establishing these we reviewed feedback from a number of sources including a public survey conducted quarterly by the Police and Crime Commissioner. We also considered feedback from elected members of the council as well as police crime and incident data.

The meeting aims to ensure that community feedback shapes our policing activity. Once we had established the priorities we discussed how we could work together to address some of the public concerns such as anti-social behaviour and its close links to drug use and criminal damage.

Our priorities will be refreshed in January 2020. Each month our website will be updated as to our activity against the priorities and the updates can be found here:

PICTURED: Inspector Chris Pearson (IMAGE: Notts Police)

GOOD RESULTS

I wanted to share some good results regarding burglary arrests following offences in Gedling and Porchester.

Two males have recently been arrested following joint work by the Neighbourhood and County Burglary teams. Paul AVES (46) and Harley ASHURST (18) have both been charged with dwelling burglary and remanded in custody which is a great result for the area.

This week we have continued our work around Burglary and Autocrime across the Gedling Borough. On October 29, I joined nine additional officers working across Gedling overnight. We carried out high-visibility and plain clothes patrols in a number of locations in order to deter offending.

A number of vehicles and individuals were stopped overnight and we plan to continue this operation over the coming weeks and months. I know that Burglary has a profound effect on its victims and we are aiming to reduce the number of offences through this proactive work.

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The Gedling South team carried out a drug enforcement operation on 16th October following feedback from local residents. The team deployed into hotspot areas such as Carlton and carried out a number of searches. This resulted in three drug seizures with Cannabis seized.

We aim to continue this operation over the next few weeks in order to address public concerns about drug use and dealing. I know that this is linked to anti-social behaviour so this is will continue to be a priority and we are making plans to carry out similar work in Arnold.

‘Op Scorpion’ patrols have continued in the last month with the operation designed to reduce incidents of violence across Gedling. Additional officers have carried out proactive patrols across the Gedling Borough resulting in 11 arrests for a variety of offences such as drugs possession and assault. 35 stop/searches have also taken place with 17 vehicles seized and 10 drugs seizures.

We are now finalising plans for the operation to continue over the Christmas period.

COLLISION

Sadly we are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision on Mapperley Plains on 9th October. A 93-year-old female passed away in hospital a short time after the collision which happened at around 10am. If you have any information or can assist our Collision Investigation Unit then please contact us quoting incident 194 9/10/2019.

VISIT

Finally I am visiting the ‘Lambley Parish Council to provide an update on policing in the area on Monday, November 18.

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