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Latest borough crime update from Gedling Police inspector Chris Pearson


I wanted to start with staffing updates with two new police officers joining the
neighbourhood policing team. PC 3099 George Wright joins the Gedling South team at
Carlton and will cover the Netherfield area whilst PC 3864 Patrick Shone moves from our
response team at Jubilee House to the Arnold neighbourhood policing team. PC Allie Batty
leaves us this month to take up a new position on the Operation Reacher team based at
Oxclose Lane.

Policing Priority Update
On September 16, I met with colleagues from Gedling Borough Council to discuss our
policing priorities for the next quarter. We discussed feedback from the latest WhatMatter survey, along with key incidents reported to the police and crime data from Gedling borough.

As a result we agreed that our priorities for the next quarter would be speeding,
residential burglary and drug supply.

The priorities are due to be refreshed in December and I would encourage you to complete our survey which can be found at

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Speeding motorists
Police carry out speed checks in the Redhill area of Arnold

Speed Enforcement
Work has very much started on our latest priority of speeding and road safety.

During September our Special constables have assisted in completing a number of speeding
operations across key areas of the Gedling Borough. This is based on feedback from
members of the public and more operations are planned over the coming weeks.

So far the team have carried out speed enforcement operations in the following areas…

A60 Mansfield Road, Redhill – with 10 motorists reported for speeding offences during the
first operation. One motorist was reported for travelling at 50mph in a 30mph zone and
one vehicle was searched under the misuse of drugs act. The team later revisited the A60
at Redhill and reported a further 10 motorists for speeding offences.

Carlton Hill – with more than 40 vehicles checked during the first operation. 7
motorists were reported for exceeding the speed limit whilst a further 9 were given
words of advice and required to fix vehicle defects. This location was later revisited
with a further 6 motorists dealt with for speeding offences. A vehicle was also seized
for having no insurance.

Longdale Lane, Ravenshead – with 8 motorists reported for exceeding the 30mph speed
Throughout October the team will continue to work together with the Neighbourhood
Policing team, Operation Reacher and our partners in order to respond to community
concerns about speeding.

Drug Supply

September saw more activity against our local priority of Drug Supply.

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Officers from the Neighbourhood policing team and Operation Reacher have worked together to carry out a number of warrants across the Gedling area resulting in more arrests and
the seizure of Class A and B drugs.

On September 8, officers carried out a drugs warrant on Bourne Street, Netherfield
resulting in the seizure of Class B drugs. A 28-year-old male was given a warning for
Possession of Class B drugs.

Police raid in Papplewick
Police raid a property during drugs search

On September 15, Operation Reacher officers carried out a further drugs warrant on
Andover Road, Bestwood. This was in relation to an ongoing investigation into drug
supply at HMP Ranby and a female was arrested on suspicion of drug supply offences.
She has since been released on police bail and CID officers are continuing enquiries.

On September 25, the Arnold Neighbourhood team and Operation Reacher colleagues
carried out two drugs warrants on Rolleston Drive and Pinewood Avenue. This resulted
in the seizure of Class A and B drugs. A female has been interviewed under caution and
our enquiries are ongoing.

On September 28, the Op Reacher team carried out arrest enquiries in the Goodwood
Avenue area of Arnold resulting in the arrest of a young male. Following a search white
powder suspected to be Class A drugs, deal bags and scales were seized.

In terms of burglary offences, I’m pleased to report that following an investigation into
a residential burglary on Deabill Street in Netherfield back on September 19, a 36-year-old male has been arrested resulting in the recovery of stolen jewellery. Michael Clifford of Mapperley has been charged with the Burglary and has been remanded into custody.

Throughout September officers have continued to carry out late evening and overnight
patrols around Burglary offences. A number of vehicles have been targeted during
September and have been stolen with keys following burglaries.

In Ravenshead two overnight offences have taken place with a van stolen from the Main Road area and a car taken from Chapel Fields.

Three overnight car key burglaries were also reported in Arnold with residential
properties attacked on Furlong Street, Cross Street and Coningsby Road in
Woodthorpe. On each occasion cars were stolen with keys.

With the darker evenings now with us, I wanted to share the latest crime prevention advice around burglary and protecting vehicles…

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  • Use a ‘Faraday Bag’ to hide keys and protect ‘Keyless Entry’ vehicles
  • Fit a high quality alarm, immobiliser or tracking device. Alternatively, use a device such as a visible steering lock.
  • If possible secure your car in a garage or use lockable gates/security posts to protect vehicles
  • Don’t leave car keys on view or placed near windows/doors
  • Fit outside security lighting to your home and install a visible intruder alarm ensure the lights are always in working order and always set your alarm at night and when you are out.
  • Consider installing CCTV at your property and put up a sign to warn intruders
  • During the winter, as the nights get darker earlier, leave a light on inside your home. Use a timer switch to operate the lights as it starts to get dark. Change the times that the lights come on to simulate an occupied home.
  • Make sure your front door is well lit. Use dusk to dawn lighting that
  • automatically comes on as it gets dark.
  • Keep doors and windows locked at all times.

Incident Update

I wanted to provide you with an update following a Robbery on Coronation Road, Woodthorpe on 28th August. An Amazon delivery driver was assaulted before his delivery vehicle and goods were taken. Following the investigation two 32-year-old males and a 24 year old male have been charged and remanded in custody. Clearly violence will not be tolerated in Gedling or across the force area and we will always carry out a thorough investigation to identify those responsible.

We are continuing to work closely with our colleagues at Gedling Borough Council in order to police the latest COVID19 regulations.

I know this is a fast moving picture and the latest regulations in Gedling are around the ‘rule of 6’ and the closing of licensed premises at 10p.m

Our approach to this will remain one of advice and enforcement will only be a last resort
in order to keep people safe. We will be carrying out increased patrols at the weekends
in order to visit licensed premises to ensure compliance with the latest regulations.

Our Special Constables visited a number of takeaway premises on the evening of
September 25, resulting in eight premises receiving warnings for breaches of the

I’d ask that we all work together and to the regulations in order to save lives and protect the NHS

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