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Community Highlighted Concern

What is a community highlighted concern?

A community highlighted concern is what your Neighbourhood team will be working on as a priority for your area. These are identified on a monthly basis as a result of a police priority setting meeting which take into account:

  • Information provided to the Community Safety Partnership
  • Information received from your local councillor
  • Community concerns raised through this website

Once prioritised your local team will work towards tackling these issues with the community and if necessary utilise the Time Based Tasking [TBT] process.

ASB , Drug dealing and Vehicle Crime

12/06/2018

Community led policing priority for Prestbury is based on the Police and Crime Commissioner's priority of "Accessibility and Accountability" and "Young People becoming Adults". With the longer days and warm nights ASB has started to increase around Prestbury Library. The Team have plans to carry out increased patrols in uniform and in plain clothes.

Vehicle Crime

10/07/2018

We have recently seen an increase in theft from Motor Vehicles in the area. With the warm weather still continuing, please remember to close vehicle windows and Doors and remove any valuables. Crime prevention advice and extra patrols are being carried out by the Team


Dee Jones is a dedicated PCSO for Pittville, Whaddon , Lynworth, Oakley and Prestbury

PCSO Dee Jones has been working for the Constabulary for 13years. She currently one of the PCSO’s for Pittville,  Prestbury,  Whaddon and Lynworth  area. Dee is an experienced Officer and takes pride in caring for the community .

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Steve Yetton is a dedicated PCSO for Pittville, Whaddon, Lynworth, Oakley and Prestbury

PCSO Yetton has worked in Cheltenham as a PCSO for over 14 years  and is currently one of the PCSO’s for Pittville,  Prestbury, Whaddon and Lynworth  area.

Steve is an experienced Officer and enjoys being out on patrol on foot, and on a bike, meeting and helping the community.

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Appeal for owner of war medals found in Cheltenham - Cheltenham,
Item added: Thursday 12 July 2018
Do you know who these war medals belong to? They were found in a stream in Cheltenham back in March and we have been unable to locate the rightful owner. If you know who these belong to, or these are yours, please call 101 and quote property reference 21780.
Incident Number
21780
Bikes stolen from shed in Cheltenham - Cheltenham,
Item added: Monday 09 July 2018
At some time overnight on 23 June unknown offenders forced entry to a shed at the rear of a property on Old Bath Road. Fishing equipment was taken along with three bikes; a black Cannondale Bad Boy 4 which had an unusual wooden slatted front rack fitted, a blue Trek Fuel full suspension mountain bike (both pictured above) and a blue CUBE AIM SL 29. Anyone with information about the theft or if you have seen these bikes for sale, should please call police on 101 and quote incident 141 of 24 June.
Incident Number
141 of 24 June
E-fit image released after assault in Cheltenham - Cheltenham,
Item added: Saturday 14 July 2018
Police investigating an assault in Cheltenham last weekend have released an e-fit image of a man they believe was responsible.At about 10.10pm on Saturday, 7 July, a 16-year-old girl was walking near Selkirk Street when she thought she was being watched by an older man.The girl was worried so flagged down a passing motorist and got into the passenger seat of his car.The older man leaned in through the open window and punched the girl in the face. As the car pulled away he struck again, this time hitting the car.The man is described as being white, in his late 60s, 5ft 7ins/8ins tall with broad shoulders and slim waist.He was wearing a grey vest top and navy blue shorts.The girl was not physically injured but was very shaken by the incident.Anyone who witnessed the assault, or thinks they recognise the man from the e-fit, is asked to call Gloucestershire Constabulary on 101 quoting incident 551 of 7 July.
Incident Number
551 of 7 July
Witness appeal following serious collision on A40 - Cheltenham,
Item added: Thursday 12 July 2018
Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious injury collision on the A40 London Road, Charlton Kings earlier this morning (Thursday).At approximately 9.15am there was a collision involving a grey Audi Q5 and a black Audi A4 at the junction with Capel Lane.The drivers of the vehicles, a 41-year-old woman and a 44-year-old man both from Cheltenham, were freed from their vehicles by the fire service.They were taken to Southmead Hospital in Bristol after suffering serious injuries.The road was closed for several hours while emergency services were at the scene and investigations took place.Police are appealing for any witnesses who have not yet spoken to police, or who may have dash cam footage, to call 101 and quote incident 158 of 12 July. Report anonymously to:
Incident Number
158 of 12 July
Men charged in connection with murder investigation - Cheltenham,
Item added: Wednesday 11 July 2018
Two men have been charged with murder following an assault in Cheltenham on Saturday 7 July. Tom Bryan, 21 and of Priory Street, Cheltenham and Michael Saunders, 24 and of Delavale Road, Winchcombe have this evening (Wednesday) both been charged with murder. They have been remanded in custody and are due to appear at Cheltenham Magistrates' Court tomorrow, Thursday 12 July.The charge relates to the death of Christopher "CJ" Hall who died on Sunday 8 July following an assault at around 10pm the previous night on lower High Street. His family continue to be supported by officers from the regional Major Crime Investigation Team. A 31-year-old man of no fixed abode has been released without charge as detectives do not believe he was involved in the incident.Anyone with information about the incident who has not yet spoken to police should call 101 and quote incident 554 of 7 July.  Report anonymously to:
Incident Number
554 of 7 July
Appeal for video footage in connection with murder investigation - Cheltenham,
Item added: Tuesday 10 July 2018
Officers involved in a murder investigation are appealing for anyone with video footage of an altercation in Cheltenham town centre on Saturday night to contact police.A 28-year-old man was taken to Southmead Hospital after being assaulted at around 10pm in lower High Street, Cheltenham. He suffered serious injuries and died the following evening.Detective Inspector Neil Rice, of the regional Major Crime Investigation Team (MCIT), said: "This was a violent assault which has resulted in the death of a young man."We believe that prior to the attack there was an altercation in lower High Street and we are urging anyone who may have captured this on their phone to contact police."The area was busy at the time with a number of people in the area and we would ask for anyone who has not already spoken to police to call 101."A 21-year-old man and a 24-year-old man, both from Cheltenham, and a 31-year-old man of no fixed abode, remain in custody at this time after being arrested on suspicion of murder.A 27-year-old woman from Cheltenham has been released on police bail.A cordon will remain in place at the scene while police enquiries continue.Anyone with video footage of the assault should call police on 101 and quote incident 554 of 7 July. Report anonymously to:
Incident Number
554 of 7 July
Arrests made as murder investigation launched - Cheltenham,
Item added: Monday 09 July 2018
A murder investigation has been launched following a serious assault in Cheltenham on Saturday 7 July.A man aged in his twenties was taken to Southmead Hospital after being assaulted at around 10pm in Lower High Street, Cheltenham.He suffered serious injuries and was pronounced dead yesterday evening (Sunday). The man's next of kin and the coroner have been informed.Four people have been arrested in connection with the incident and remain in custody at this time. Their details are:A 21-year-old man, a 24-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman, all from Cheltenham, and a 31-year-old man of no fixed abode have been arrested on suspicion of being involved in the attack.Cordons will remain in place at locations linked to the investigation while police enquiries continue.Anyone with information about the incident, who has not already spoken to police, should call 101 and quote incident 554 of 7 July. Report anonymously to:
Incident Number
554 of 7 July
Exploited children as young as 14 found in drug dealer's flat and car - Cheltenham,
Item added: Friday 06 July 2018
Over the past few months we’ve found children as young as 14 in drug dealers’ flats, in their cars and with them in public places like shopping centres and high streets. Children have been found living in squalid, horrific conditions, recruited by drug gangs from big cities like Birmingham, who send them to our county to courier money and drugs. These children are often at crisis points in their own lives and drugs gangs use their vulnerability to entice and trap them into criminal activity. Often they’re sent here on buses, trains and in taxis. If you use public transport and suspect a child is being used to transport drugs, trust your instincts and please report it. Call 101 or use this form to tell us: bit.ly/TraffickedChild You can also report anonymously through Crimestoppers by clicking here: bit.ly/GlosPolCrimestoppers Since 2016 we've arrested 188 people in relation to County Lines. 59 of them have so far received a custodial sentence and 16 have received a non-custodial sentence. Charges and trials continue. #CountyLines
County Lines drugs gangs responsible for knife crime murders - Cheltenham,
Item added: Thursday 05 July 2018
Over the past few years you’ve probably heard about people being killed or injured with knives in the county. We can’t post much detail about recent crime, but we can tell you that in Gloucestershire in 2016 at least two murders and a number of stabbings were related to County Lines Class A drugs gangs. These gangs are trafficking and using children as ‘drugs mules’ to bring drugs heroin and crack cocaine into Gloucestershire.  They are very dangerous. They exploit and prey upon vulnerable youngsters. If you see a child who should be in school, possibly travelling alone or with older adults, and it doesn’t feel right to you, trust your instincts – let us know by calling 101 or using this form: bit.ly/TraffickedChild You can also report anonymously through Crimestoppers by clicking here: bit.ly/GlosPolCrimestoppers Since 2016 we've arrested 188 people in relation to County Lines. 59 of them have so far received a custodial sentence and 16 have received a non-custodial sentence. Charges and trials continue. #CountyLines
New off-road vehicles give boost to fight against rural crime - Cheltenham,
Item added: Thursday 05 July 2018
Gloucestershire's fight against rural crime has been given a boost by the introduction of two new all-terrain vehicles which are due to hit the roads in the next few days. The vehicles, a Polaris Ranger off road buggy and a Suzuki King Quad 4x4, are on loan to Gloucestershire Constabulary from Cotswold Farm Machinery / Logic and Ace ATV, all local companies, and will allow officers to quickly reach areas which are otherwise difficult to access and stop poachers and other offenders in their tracks. They will be used throughout the county, responding to reports of poaching, hare coursing and other crimes, and their arrival has been welcomed by the whole Rural Crime Team. Inspector Karen Ellis: "We are very grateful to Cotswold Farm Machinery, Logic and Ace ATV for the loan of these high powered vehiclesand equipment to help our fight against rural crime. "They are already in service and our rural crime officers are being trained to use them off-road so they will be available anywhere in the county as required. "We are confident that they will make a significant difference to our ability to catch offenders and put a stop to the crimes they are committing, including poaching of deer and fish, hare coursing, illegal off-road motor and quad bike racing as well as rural burglary and the theft of agricultural machinery. "We will be able to go anywhere, during any weather conditions,  and this greatly improves our chances of catching criminals red-handed,especially during this year’s anti hare coursing operations throughout the summer ( Operation Firefly). "The vehicles could also be used to help locate missing vulnerable people in remote locations." Martin Surl, Police and Crime Commissioner for Gloucestershire, said: “Policing a county as diverse as Gloucestershire requires different approaches to getting officers where they need to be. “Fighting rural crime is a key part of my Police and Crime Plan and the Constabulary’s Neighbourhood Policing strategy, as so many communities are rural and deeply affected by offending in their area.   “Taking the larger vehicles deeper in to rural areas isn’t always possible, so having these two off-roaders makes perfect sense. “Officers will be able to get to those hard-to-reach places much quicker and more effectively, to bring offenders to justice, find and collect evidence and help victims.”Simon Carrington, managing director of Cotswold Farm Machinery, said: "We have supplied these vehicles to support the police in dealing with crimes that affect the whole community as we have seen the devastating impact rural crime has on our customers and their families."We recognise that these are challenging times for everyone and wanted to do something positive to address the issues."  
Children as young as 14 are still being regularly trafficked to Gloucestershire by drugs gangs. - Cheltenham,
Item added: Tuesday 03 July 2018
Do you often travel on public transport? Children are being sent here from big cities such as Birmingham on trains, buses and in taxis. Here are the signs you can look out for: A non-local accent and unfamiliar with the local area Travelling during school hours or overnight Having more than one phone or SIM card Receiving excessive texts or phone calls Travelling alone on similar routes regularly Avoiding authority figures or transport staff Last year we posted about County Lines drugs gangs (previously known as Dangerous Drugs Networks) that take over the homes of vulnerable people. These same gangs are exploiting children and using them as drug mules. If you’re concerned about a child being trafficked by a drugs gang call 101, visit https://bit.ly/TraffickedChild or anonymously report it through Crimestoppers. This week we will be posting messages on our social media channels to support Operation Tarak. This is the South West's response to the threat, risk and harm caused by county lines activity by Dangerous Drugs Networks. The lead police force in the region for County Lines is Wiltshire Police.
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Hesters Way Station, Cheltenham
Where you can find us:
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Cheltenham,
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Information sought following fire in Brimscombe
Item added: Saturday 14 July 2018
Police are investigating a fire in Brimscombe which they believe might have been started deliberately. The fire happened at about 4am on Sunday morning at a property in Brimscombe Hill. A recycling bin, containers and a wooden fence were destroyed and the heat caused the outer pane of a window to break. Anyone with information is asked to call Gloucestershire Constabulary on 101 quoting incident 121 of 8 July.
Date/Time of incident:
Between 8:15am on Saturday 14 July 2018 and 8:15am on Saturday 28 July 2018
Call 101 and quote incident number
121 of 8 July
Decapitated cat found in Churchdown
Item added: Friday 13 July 2018
A Churchdown resident called on Thursday 12 July to report that their cat had been found decapitated in their next door neighbour’s garden in Brookfield Road. The RSPCA have also been informed. Our enquiries are ongoing but anyone with information that could be relevant should call 101 or use the form on our website - www.gloucestershire.police.uk/c…/report-a-crime-or-incident/ - quoting incident 185 of 12 July.
Date/Time of incident:
3:00am on Thursday 12 July 2018
Call 101 and quote incident number
incident 185 of 12 July
Appeal for owner of war medals found in Cheltenham
Item added: Thursday 12 July 2018
Do you know who these war medals belong to? They were found in a stream in Cheltenham back in March and we have been unable to locate the rightful owner. If you know who these belong to, or these are yours, please call 101 and quote property reference 21780.
Date/Time of incident:
12:00am on Thursday 01 March 2018
Call 101 and quote incident number
21780
Do you recognise these stolen bikes?
Item added: Tuesday 10 July 2018
Do you recognise these bikes which were seized by officers in Cheltenham last month? We are trying to locate the owners of a Scott bike with Continental Gator skin tyres (which is a distinct feature) and a black Trek bike which are thought to have been stolen. If you recognise the bikes or know who they belong to please email PC Chalkley on Adam.Chalkley@gloucestershire.pnn.police.uk and include "seized bikes in Cheltenham" in the subject line.
Date/Time of incident:
Between 12:00am on Friday 01 June 2018 and 11:59pm on Saturday 30 June 2018
Call 101 and quote incident number
Email PC Chalkley on Adam.Chalkley@gloucestershire.pnn.police.uk
Bikes stolen from shed in Cheltenham
Item added: Monday 09 July 2018
At some time overnight on 23 June unknown offenders forced entry to a shed at the rear of a property on Old Bath Road. Fishing equipment was taken along with three bikes; a black Cannondale Bad Boy 4 which had an unusual wooden slatted front rack fitted, a blue Trek Fuel full suspension mountain bike (both pictured above) and a blue CUBE AIM SL 29. Anyone with information about the theft or if you have seen these bikes for sale, should please call police on 101 and quote incident 141 of 24 June.
Date/Time of incident:
Between 10:00pm on Saturday 23 June 2018 and 9:00am on Sunday 24 June 2018
Call 101 and quote incident number
141 of 24 June
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