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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

12/07/2018

Community led policing priority for Wotton-Under-Edge Area is based on the Police and Crime Commissioner's priority of "Young people becoming adults" The team are working with the council, youth services and education who are currently carrying out patrols in the area to target ASB.

Safe & Social Driving

12/07/2018

Community led policing priority for Wotton-Under-Edge area is based on the Police and Crime Commissioner's priority of "Safe and Social Driving" and will be focusing on speeding vehicles in the area..


Hazel Walkley is a dedicated PCSO for Wotton-under-Edge

PCSO Hazel Walkley has worked for the constabulary for over 11 years. Most of Hazels time has been spent in the Stroud Area, starting in the Town centre and moving on to Stroud Rural in the last 5 years.   Hazel has recently joined the team at Dursley and will be covering Wotton-Under-Edge and the surrounding areas. Hazel is passionate about the communities that she works in and is looking forward to engaging with partner agencies and locals within her new area.

In her spare time Hazel enjoys a good walk and the occasional bike ride.

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Information sought following fire in Brimscombe - Stroud,
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.
Incident Number
121 of 8 July
Exploited children as young as 14 found in drug dealer's flat and car - Cheltenham, The Cotswolds, Forest of Dean, Gloucester, Stroud,
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, The Cotswolds, Forest of Dean, Gloucester, Stroud,
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, The Cotswolds, Forest of Dean, Gloucester, Stroud,
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."  
Caravans burned after Stonehouse fire - Stroud,
Item added: Thursday 05 July 2018
Gloucestershire Constabulary are appealing for information following a fire in Stonehouse. Just after 1am on Wednesday 4 July Gloucesterhire Fire and Rescue Service attended a fire in the storage area of Lower Mill, Bridgend, Stonehouse.  A number of caravans, camper vans and cars have been severely damaged by the fire. Investigations are continuing as to the cause of the fire and we would like to hear from anyone who saw or heard anything in the early hours of yesterday morning.  There are reports of a motorbike leaving the area at the time. Please call 101 quoting incident number 32 of 4 July 2018 if you have any information that could help with our enquiries.
Children as young as 14 are still being regularly trafficked to Gloucestershire by drugs gangs. - Cheltenham, The Cotswolds, Forest of Dean, Gloucester, Stroud,
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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Do you live in Stroud district? We’d really like to know what you think of our Twitter accounts. Can you spare a f… https://t.co/QBaMPciom8
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#SafeSocialDriving and #Kingswood Parish Council, nr Wotton-under-Edge are all over this. Police Neighourhood offic… https://t.co/Fhz1DGXcez
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#CEV is at going to be at Maypole Hall, Paganhill, in Stroud today from 10am until 3:30pm. Come along to talk to us… https://t.co/Z84yQVLU4n
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Yesterday PCSO Gary Lynch was doing Speed checks in Cashes Green Road, Paganhill Lane and Farmhill Lane… https://t.co/sZRqXyCFmc
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RT @Glos_Police: Fun fact: Our website lets you message your own neighbourhood officers directly. Just enter your postcode here: https://t…
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#DursleyMusicFestival - are you visiting? This is a licensed site - please only consume alcohol within the designat… https://t.co/TkSbUUVdpQ
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10am till 3pm
Sainsburys, Stroud
Who's going to be there?
PCSO 249239 Gary Lynch
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Dursley Festival
11am till 4pm
Dursley
Who's going to be there?
PCSO 249108 Jayne Fellowes
PCSO 249266 Sam James
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Neighbourhood Policing Event (1)
10am till 3:30pm
Paganhill / Stroud
Who's going to be there?
PCSO 249239 Gary Lynch
24
PCC/DPCC Neighbourhood Tour (1)
4pm till 7pm
Stroud town centre
Who's going to be there?
PCSO 249266 Sam James
25
Neighbourhood Engagement Event (33)
10am till 4pm
Stroud, Bisley Old Road, Near to Nouncells Cross.
Who's going to be there?
PCSO 249231 Nicola Underwood
27
Neighbourhood Policing Event (1)
10am till 3pm
Whiteshill Community Shop/Car Park, Whiteshill, Stroud
Who's going to be there?
PCSO 249239 Gary Lynch
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Neighbourhood Policing Event (1)
12pm till 3:30pm
Home Orchard Ebley, Stroud
Who's going to be there?
PCSO 249108 Jayne Fellowes
PCSO 249266 Sam James
31
PCC/DPCC Neighbourhood Tour (6)
4pm till 7pm
Dursley
Who's going to be there?
PCSO 249266 Sam James
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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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