Hello! I'm Mark Brennan the new Neighbourhood Sergeant for the Fosse Ward team replacing Mike Hooper who has moved onto a new role. You can see who is currently in your local policing team by pasting your post code into the Leicester police website.
This month the shocking incidents in Manchester and again in London are central to our policing work. We have been providing extra patrols in key areas to provide reassurance to the public. It's important we all continue to be vigilant and we want to hear from you if you see anything suspicious, be it a vehicle, package or person. You should rely on your instincts and call us if you are in any doubt.
Officers would like to speak to a man in connection with six distraction burglaries involving elderly people in the Westcotes and Beaumont Leys areas. The offences happened between 7 and 10 of May and money was stolen in the majority of the incidents. The suspect gained entry to the properties after claiming to be carrying out work at the address or a neighbouring property.
Please take a look at the photo and if you recognise the man or have any details that can help please call 101, quoting incident 17*194537. I want to advise all readers, regarding these types of incidents, that if you're not sure who is at the door - don't open it. Check the identity of the caller by ringing the company they are claiming to be from i.e. gas, electricity, water and police using the telephone numbers listed in your local directory rather than any supplied by the caller.
In other news, a traffic operation on New Parks Boulevard this month led to 40 vehicles being pulled over for issues of speeding, driving while on a mobile phone and driving with no seatbelt. These operations will continue in the area so drive safely and according to the speed limits.
The next local event for the Fosse ward team is the The Big Lunch on Sunday 25th June, between 12pm-4pm at The Rally Park, Off Tudor Road. We will be there and hope to see as many of you there as possible!