The Christmas and New Year period across West Leicester was the usual mix. During the build up to the 25th there were a number of sporadic burglaries targeting presents left out on view. Overall the trend of fewer reported burglaries has continued, especially in the West End areas so please remain vigilant and help to prevent crime by continuing to close and lock side gates, windows and doors and use timers for lighting if leaving your premises unattended for any longer periods of time.
There has been a continued flow of reports of theft from motor vehicles on the Westcotes and Fosse areas which have included some trades vans being targeted for tools. Please remove any valuables you can overnight, including where possible tools.'Operation Items' which was a Police knife crime initiative run across the New Parks area, concluded in December. This saw a number of individuals arrested for carrying offensive weapons and the removal from the streets of a large number of knives. Please ensure your children/teens are aware of the risks and dangers of carrying weapons. There's more information on the Leicestershire Police website under Knife Crime. #livesNotKnives
The New Year will see a number of new Police led consultations in your local area so please ensure any issues or concerns you have are notified to your own local Police team. Without your help, support and co-operation it is much harder to identify these issues and ensure your Neighbourhoods are peaceful and pleasant places to live and work. We will be conducting a number of traffic operations in the coming month around Tudor Rd / Narborough Rd to target driving offences, including driving using mobile phones, speeding and no documents. This is an early warning!
As always please call 999 in an emergency or 101 for any non-urgent matters. Alternatively you can find details of your local Neighbourhood team on the Leicestershire Police website, under the local policing tab.
Street consultations: We are out and about meeting members of the public to discuss issues you may have. Jan 27th, Bisley Street from 2.30pm to 4.00pm; Jan 30th, Courtenhay Road from 4.00-6.00pm; Feb 4th on Andrewes Close between 1.00 & 3.00pm.
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