Anti social behaviour increase, particularly reports concerning young persons. The hotspots for these are focused on the Agar Nook Estate and surrounding roads, and the Greenhill area.
Issued 01 January 2023
Patrol 'way-markers' have been created that have led to increased patrolling of these areas by both 'Response teams', and the Neighbourhood team in North West Leicestershire. We have worked with partners, and local councillors to tackle these issues in unison, and have listened to residents concerns through Beat Surgeries, and Neighbourhood Link sign up engagement.
In March 2022 we conducted a search warrant at a retail premises on the beat believed to be assisting / encouraging the youth anti social behaviour.
In response to reports of ASB (eggs being thrown at houses) from residents on 25th June, cctv was checked, house to house conducted, extra patrolling done, and leaflet drops made appealing for help from residents.
Perpetrators were identified as a result of this, and formal warnings for ASB were issued. To date there have been no further reports of this type of ASB.
The team have also been doing a lot of education work in local Schools, patrolling, and investigation, in relation to knock and run / criminal damage incidents that are particularly worrying to the vulnerable and elderly on the Beat area. A number of youths have had warning letters issued, or out of court disposals served in the presence of their parents.
The team have been a regular presence at the Greenhill youth club, working closely with the team there, and helping to raise funds, and to secure equipment for the club.
Again working with partners, we have also secured a number of civil orders against young persons living in the locality.
Police criminal powers have been used robustly where appropriate to tackle issues identified by Officers on patrol, and reported by residents.
Actioned 08 January 2023
Off-road motorbikes using land on multiple sites across the whole beat area. This occurs all year round, but is a particular problem in the Summer months.
Issued 01 January 2023
The team have done a lot of work historically around this issue, and have run a number of Policing Operations with local Officers, partners, and specialist police teams involved. This good work was noted by local residents and County Councillor Keith Merrie at the end of 2021.
Lots of patrolling has already been done by the Neighbourhood team, and local Response Officers around this issue, and a number of bikes seized under Section 59 of the Police Reform Act 2002.
We are receiving lots of reports from local residents which is greatly assisting our ability to be proactive, tackle the issue, seize the bikes used, and identify and deal with the riders.
NN45 Beat PCSOs will continue to plan and execute Policing Operations regarding this issue, utilising local and Specialist Officers. These will run predominantly in the 'warm' months when this problem is at its worst.
Reports were received on 24th June regarding off-road bikes being ridden up and down Castle Rock Drive. Patrolling was done but no offenders were seen.
07/08/22 Incident LEP-020822-0594 PARK FARM, OVERTON ROAD, IBSTOCK. Groups of off-road bikes. 6667 and 6500 attended, area search no trace.
07/08/22 Incident LEP-040822-0618 CASTLE ROCK DRIVE. Riding motorbikes on pavement 6579 attended, area search no trace.
10/08/22 Incident LEP-100822-0540 PCSO 6500 & 6667 witness off road bike with no plates riding dangerously on Bradgate Drive, Greenhill. Officers witnessed the bike pull on to the front of 38 Bradgate Drive where they spoke with the rider. The bike was seized and recovered under S165.
11/08/22 Planning done with the Force drone team to discuss upcoming operations on the Beat in relation to Off Road Bikes.
11/8/22 Information shared with partner agencies in relation to this issue, so a multi agency approach could be taken. Sentinel 134866 created.
22/8/22 Crime Stoppers information received about off road bike activity on the Beat. This is being followed up, and patrolling to be done.
25/09/22 Incident LEP-040922-0299 Motor bike seized R805 AWB from Agar Nook Court. Vehicle used in crime and VRM had been tampered with.
25/09/22 Incident LEP-210922-0308 Moped seized on Section 59 powers. Moped was seen driving in a careless / dangerous manner on Leicester Road, Ibstock.
14/10/22 CCTV enquiries done regarding off road asb activity on the Beat area.
17/10/22 patrolling done by the Beat team in relation to anti social behaviour relating to off road bikes.
Jan, 2023. There has been a significant drop off of activity and asb reports regarding off road bikes during the colder months, despite a multi agency and Police team operation being planned by PCSO 6500. This was not run due to the lack of activity / asb. The Beat team will review whether this priority needs to be parked until the Spring due to a lack of asb activity, and another potentially more relevant priority chosen in the interim, at their next team meeting.
Actioned 08 January 2023
Drug Dealing across the whole of the NN45 Beat area, both localised, and as part of the County Lines networks dealing Class A controlled drugs. There is also the associated issue of the 'cuckooing' of vulnerable persons living in the area, to use them and their addresses to facilitate the supply of controlled drugs.
Issued 01 January 2023
We executed two drugs warrants in Ibstock and Agar Nook in Feb 2022, and a further one in Ellistown in April. The Neighbourhood Beat team on NN45 work closely with the Neighbourhood Priority Team based out of Coalville, who are out most days across North West Leicestershire, targeting in particular the supply of class A drugs, and County Lines activity.
29/05/22 Drugs Warrant carried out at Ibstock Road, Ellistown.
On 23/06/22, Beat Officers from NN45, supported by Neighbourhood and Response Officers from Coalville executed a warrant under the misuse of drugs act at Silver Street in Whitwick. The occupier has been released under investigation following arrest for drug offences.
13/07/22 Intel received from Crime Stoppers about drug dealing on the Beat. Investigation commenced.
20/10/22 Crime Stoppers Intel regarding County Lines Class A drug activity taking part on the Beat. Investigation commenced.
20/10/22 Intel received from Crime Stoppers about drug dealing on the Greenhill estate. Investigation commenced.
20/10/22 Investigation commenced regarding Class A drug dealing in Ellistown.
20/10/22 Investigation commenced in relation to Class A drug dealing in Whitwick
21/11/22 Investigation commenced into potential cannabis grows on the Beat area, following Crime Stoppers info.
Jan 2023. Response and Neighbourhood Officers have actively patrolled the beat area conducting intelligence led stop searches on individuals and vehicles to target and restrict the supply of controlled drugs in the Community. We supported the country-wide 'County Lines' week of action, executing a number of drugs warrants on addresses within the Beat area. We have developed local reports from concerned residents, and from 'Crime Stoppers' about drug activity, and have then followed up with enforcement where appropriate.
We work closely with our partner agencies to help identify and support those most vulnerable from the damage done by drug dealers in our Community. Further activity updates to follow.