March Police Update

Generally in the last month the quantity of core crime such as burglaries and robberies have been at a low to the point where we, on the West Leicester Neighbourhood Police Area, had the second lowest recorded crimes in the entire county of Leicestershire. This has been through targeting the right people, supporting partner agencies in reducing crime and the response from the public who have been aware of crime prevention techniques. Please can we again ask you to ensure your valuables are not left out in vehicles; that when you leave your homes, you ensure they are locked up and keys removed from the back of doors and windows; and travelling to and from work or out on foot, that you're not walking with your phone in your hand to prevent snatches or robberies.

We currently have an appeal out for any witnesses in relation to an incident, which occurred on Tuesday 7th March 2017. A silver Ford Mondeo was stolen during a burglary on Ainsdale Road, Leicester. Consequently, at 18:40hrs, officers located the vehicle being driven and upon trying to stop the vehicle it has tried to get away. This has led to a chase around Rowanberry Avenue, Cuffling Drive, Amos Road, Craig Gardens and Cokayne Road before being abandoned on Sacheverel Road. One male has been arrested in relation to this incident. However, we are looking for anyone with any information into this incident to call 101 and pass a message on to DC 718 Houghton in reference to crime number 17000097716.

Jitty GrafittiOffensive graffiti has been sprayed throughout the jitty between Hinckley Road and Ainsdale Road. There were similar incidents last year and we would ask anybody with information to contact us on 101 or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

A recent incident in New Parks has been resolved peacefully and without injury. Armed officers attended the flat at around 7am on 10th March in connection with an on-going investigation into firearms offences. Trained negotiators and firearms officers spoke with the man, who subsequently left the property. The 40-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of firearms offences. A 48-year-old woman was found inside the flat unharmed. She is now helping us with our enquiries and is being treated as a witness.

Mike Hooper