We have been extremely busy across the force recently with two critical incidents in the city centre and the tragic news from Hinckley over the deaths of two boys and their father. We have also had to help police the Diwali celebrations, as well as Halloween and Bonfire night. During this we have been occupied across the county to assists our colleagues from other teams in dealing with these incidents and events.
The most important news from West Leicester, is the incident in Bede Park on the morning of Saturday 29th October. Subsequently a 32 year old male has been charged with a number of offences including three counts of rape, one count of assault ABH, sexual touching, assault by penetration, attempted theft, theft and robbery. Following on from this, NPA Commander Insp Rob Randell attended a patch walk across Bede Park, along with councillors, CCTV managers and Parks Officers; who will all be looking at measures to review the safety of the park.
We have been working hard to drive down the number of burglaries across West Leicester. In the last seven days alone we have significantly reduced the number of burglaries in comparison to other areas of the county. In the weekending 4th November alone we have made two arrests for burglaries from two different incidents. We are rolling out our Darker Nights campaign, which can be found on the website at: https://leics.police.uk/categories/darker-nights This is designed to encourage residents to keep their households secure and to keep a light on to deter any opportunists in the area.
Finally, our #LivesNotKnives campaign continues, with an amnesty bin located at all city centre police stations. We are encouraging individuals to hand in knives to the bins, without the fear of prosecution, in an attempt to reduce the number of knife related incidents. This week we have had fifteen bladed articles brought into the Hinckley Road Police Station, notably this collection here...
Sgt Mike Hooper