POLICE REPORT – Knutsford PoliceFebruary 2017

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05/02 Burglary at an address on Middlewich road – Toft. Occurred bet 09.30 and 13.00 hours. Offenders have smashed patio windows and forced rear door open and stolen computer and jewellery.

06/02 Theft from motor vehicle overnight. Caller had left transit van parked on Cranford avenue – Knutsford all secured. Offender has Broken into the vehicle by means unknown and have stolen 2 power drills.


06/02 Number plate and front grill from Ford focus vehicle stolen overnight on Warren avenue – Knutsford.


08/02 White F registered Mercedes van seen in the area of Rostherne around 10am. Black male driver with foreign accent, chubby built wearing a black cap and a high vis jacket has been seen asking for scrap in the area.


08/02 x 2 males seen entering a farm on Church lane in Mobberley around 12.45 hours. Males were acting suspiciously and left their vehicle at the farm which has been recovered. Vehicle – White Mercedes F reg vito has been recovered by police.


10/02 Garden tractor – Orange Kubota G23 – high value has been stolen within the grounds of a property on Grotto lane Over Peover. Vehicle was attached to a trailer which has been dismantled.


10/02 Theft of front and rear registration plate. Vehicle – VW Passat left parked on Sugar pit lane overnight.


11/02 Criminal damage to motor vehicle. Offenders have pierced a tyre with a screw driver causing damage on Faulkners lane in Mobberley overnight.


22/02 Theft from motor vehicle on car park of pub along Warrington road Mere– Offenders have smashed the rear of vehicle window and stolen power tools.


Last updated 16/02 by PCSO 20632

News Bulletin Northwich Local Policing Unit

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  Policing the areas of Northwich, Winsford, Tarporley, Sandiway & Cuddington 15th December 2016

Crime Update


During the weekend period of 10th December 2016 a Shed was broken into at a farm in Well Lane, Little Budworth and property stolen including a Red Kawasaki Quad bike and a Stihl saw.


During the weekend period of 10th December 2016 a Blue Ford 4000 tractor and bright orange coloured Riko log splitter machine was stolen from a premise in Rode Street, Tarporley.


During the early hours of Sunday 11th December 2016 a Silver Vauxhall Astra had its window screen smashed whilst parked unattended in William Street, Northwich.


Overnight Monday 12th December 2016 two vehicles were entered and items stolen including Sat Nat and a purse including cash and credit cards on School Lane, Hartford.



Speed Enforcement


Middlewich Road, Rudheath – Enforcement carried out on 05/12/16 between 14:54hrs – 15:28hrs, 9 offences captured and submitted for summons.


Manchester Road, Lostock Gralam – Enforcement carried out on 05/12/16 between 13:46hrs – 14:43hrs, 10 offences captured and submitted for summons.


Middlewich Road, Winsford – Enforcement carried out on 06/12/16 between 13:42hrs – 14:28hrs, 11 offences captured and submitted for summons.


Cinder Hill, Whitegate – Enforcement carried out on 07/12/16 between 14:18hrs – 15:15hrs, 22 offences captured and submitted for summons.


Manchester Road, Lostock Gralam – Enforcement carried out on 14/12/16  between 09:18hrs – 10:05hrs, 16 offences captured and submitted for summons.


Middlewich Road, Rudheath – Enforcement carried out between 12:39hrs and 13:30hrs, 12 offences captured and submitted for summons.




Drugs Warrant


On the evening of Friday 9th December 2016 we carried out a drugs warrant at an address in Burnside Way, Winnington and recovered a significant amount of cannabis bush and seized £500 which we suspect is the proceeds of supplying cannabis. A 19 year old occupant of the house was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply cannabis and had been bailed pending forensic examination.


Drink and Drug drive campaign


Cheshire Police continue to target drivers for drink and drug driving over the festive period. Figures from 01/12/16 to 12//12/16 stood at 57 arrests for drink driving and 48 for drug driving.

This will continue throughout the month of December 2016.


On Tuesday 13th December 2016 I gave a security brief for the Winsford 1 to 5 Industrial Estate arranged by the Business Improvement Manager ID management to ensure their properties are kept safe and secure over the festive period.

The BID provides a Rapid Text Service. All businesses need to make their staff aware of this service. They can use this to report anything suspicious. The number is 01606 866826. Please do not hesitate in reporting anything you feel ‘is out of the ordinary’.  Alternatively you can ring Cheshire Police on 101 or 999 if it’s an emergency.


Witness appeal after serious collision


Officers from Cheshire roads policing team are appealing for information from the public following a serious collision near Davenham.

The collision, between a blue Vauxhall Corsa and a Ford Transit van, occurred shortly after 6.30pm on Friday 9th December at the junction of Jack Lane on the A533 Davenham Bypass near Moulton.

As a result of the collision the driver of the Corsa, an 18-year-old- man from Crewe, suffered serious injuries and was taken to the Royal Stoke Hospital. His condition is currently described as critical but stable.

The driver of the transit van was uninjured and following the collision he was arrested on suspicion of drug driving. The 33-year-old man from Rudheath has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Investigating officer Sergeant Paul Marsh: “The Davenham Bypass is a busy road and I’m keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident and believes that they may have seen the collision occur.

“I’m would also like to speak to anyone who believes that they may have seen any of the vehicles involved on in the incident prior to the collision occurring.”

As a result of the collision the road was closed from 6.40pm until shortly after 10.30pm on Friday evening.

Anyone with any information in relation to the collision is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 850 of 9/12/2016. Information can also be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.





Community information




Could you be a Police Community Support Officer?


Cheshire Constabulary are seeking expressions of interest for the role of PCSOs. We will contact you with further information and update you as and when the recruitment window for PCSO’s opens in early 2017.

For further information about the Police Community Support Officer Recruitment process then please visit the Cheshire Police Website.

The Constabulary is an equal opportunities employer and we aim to have a workforce which is representative of the communities we police and serve. As well as information on the role and recruitment process we are also keen to discuss with potential candidates any factors which are preventing or have prevented them from considering a career in policing.
If you have questions on the process then please e-mail our Positive Action Mailbox (positive.action@cheshire.pnn.police.uk) and a member of our team will get back to you.

Hours of Work Full-time, Advertised Salary £19,521 – £21,618, Shift Work, Closing Date, 17th March 2017






Anyone with any information to support the Cheshire Police in any crime or incident please call Cheshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. Keep up to date with policing issues in your local area by following @PoliceNorthwich on Twitter.



Inspector Dave Snasdell













POLICE rural report – Knutsford Police December 2016

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30/11 Male issued with cannabis warning 22.30 hours on Lady lane – Mobberley.

02/11 Theft of heating oil from a property on Reddy lane Little Bollington. Offenders have removed oil from oil tank and made off.

06/12  Male knocking on doors near Tabley lane pretending to be working for the probation service selling small items.

05/12 -2 x males trying to sell small items to privates dwelling near the Lilac avenue area of Knutsford. The males were claiming to have just been released from prison and were working for the probation services. No such service exits.

07/12  Theft of front and rear vehicle registration plates to Hyundai vehicle parked on Tabley hill lane.

16/12 Female on Mere hall drive given cannabis warning for possession for cannabis 19.45 hours.

19/12  Burglary at a property on Pevensey drive Knutsford. Offenders have used a large plant pot to smash rear patio windows. Untidy search in all rooms. Unsure what has been taken at this stage. Occurred overnight.


Last updated 19/12 by Lindsey.


Police Report 4th April 2016

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Northwich Local Policing Unit

Policing the areas of Northwich, Winsford, Tarporley, Sandiway & Cuddington

Voicemail: 0845-458-6378

 Robbery Offence

 At approximately 21:30hrs on Sunday 13th March 2016 a robbery occurred at Bargain Booze, High Street, Winsford. A male entered the store with a knife and demanded cash he fled with a quantity of alcohol and cigarettes. Police were quickly on the scene and Lee Stewart 30 years of age from Alamein Drive, Winsford was arrested nearby. He was later charged and remanded in custody.

Drugs Activity

 On the evening of Thursday 24th March Police officers executed a search warrant at an address in Ash Road, Sandiway. Recovered in the property was a large amount of cannabis and over a £1000 in cash.

Crime update

 Overnight on 21st January 2016 a house was broken into on Emmett Street, Barnton and they keys to a Ford Fiesta were stolen. The vehicle was then taken from outside the address. 4 males were arrested in connection with the burglary from the Merseyside area. A 17 year old and a 16 year old male from the Merseyside were charged with burglary last week and will appear before Chester Magistrates court on 15th April 2016.


On 13th March 2016 the Old Fire Station Chocolate shop on High Street, Tarporley was entered and property stolen. On 3rd April a 22 year old male from the Ridley area was arrested for the offence and has been bailed whilst the investigation is concluded.


At approximately 23:30hrs on Friday 1st April 2016 a 24 year old male was assaulted outside the Top House public house Winsford. The victim received a broken jaw fractured eye socket and broken nose in the incident. A 19 year old male Harry Ellwood from Crook Lane, Winsford was arrested and charged with Grievous Bodily Harm and breach of an Anti-Social Behaviour Order. He has been remanded in custody.


Overnight Saturday 2nd April into 3rd April 2016 a shed was broken into in Alundale Road, Winsford. The rear fence was removed and entry forced to the shed and a quantity of fishing rods and equipment was stolen.


On Friday 1st April 2016 a house was targeted on Chester Road, Hartford near to the railway station. The front door was forced open and an untidy search of the house was made with jewellery being stolen.


During the day on Sunday 3rd April 2016 a house was burgled in Flower Street, Northwich entry was gained by the front door and a quantity of cash stolen.


Court Results

 Callous burglar sentenced to 5 years in custody on Friday 1st April 2016.

 John Thomas Price aged 28 years from Park Hall Caravan site, Oswestry was convicted after a trial for burglary and 2 counts of fraud by false representation at Chester Crown Court.

The circumstances of the three incidents are that on 28th September 2015 Price travelled to the Moulton area allegedly to look for work. Price then tricked his way into a 93 year old females address in Meadow Lane and stole £22 from her purse leaving the victim distressed and upset..

Price then targeted a 76 year old female in Beechfield, Moulton. Knocking on the door alleging he had been doing work next door and had damaged her guttering and would cost £50 to repair. He then continued to challenge the victim when she said she had no money. He eventually took £20 off her and left. No work had been done to the guttering and the victim was left scared and distressed by the incident.

Price then went on to target an 80 year old female in the same road stating he would cut her hedge for £60. The victim refused saying she did not want the hedge cutting but Price again continued to lie stating he had spoken with her relative who had asked him to do the work. Eventually the victim got Price out of her home and he left empty handed leaving the victim distressed.

On 6th October 2015 Price was arrested and charged with the offences.


These were terrible crimes targeting elderly female victims which have had a lasting effect on them. To put the victims through having to give evidence has caused even more stress on them.

The sentence reflects how serious the judge thought to the actions of this offender.





Anyone with any information to support the Cheshire Police in any crime or incident please call Cheshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.Keep up to date with policing issues in your local area by following @PoliceNorthwich on Twitter.



Inspector Dave Snasdell











Casual Vacancy

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Vacancy Notice April 2016

Following the resignation of Cllr Simon Nuttall from the Parish Council a Notice of vacancy has been published.


Should you require any further information about this please do not hesitate to get in touch with the Parish Council

Lower Peover WI April 2016

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Lower Peover WI meet the first Tuesday of each month in the school hall in Lower Peover. We welcome any visitors or guests.

For our April meeting, Brain Green gave an excellent theatrical presentation of the life and times of Andrew Lloyd Webber. To enhance the presentation he included personal anecdotes from Lord Webber’s family and friends and we listened to renditions of songs from the musical theatre including Cats, Starlight Express and Phantom of the Opera. Lloyd Webber is heavily involved in collecting works of art including Pre Raphaelite paintings and a Canaletto. He supports important architectural buildings and his company owns several theatres and even a church. The singing was superb and the evening a great success.

The competition was to bring a theatre related item, so signed programmes were brought in together with beautiful fans not forgetting Sooty and his magic wand. The opera memorabilia, including opera glasses and collapsible opera top hat were a find but the hit of the night was the ‘Cats‘ display.

Last month Christopher Smith spoke about Canals of the North West, very important historical and current engineering achievements to extend trade and community movement. It was a fascinating evening and resonated with everyone as canals were the lifeline of the country at one time and now are an important and treasured part of our leisure activities.

Police Bulletins

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Northwich Local Policing Unit
Policing the areas of Northwich, Winsford, Tarporley, Sandiway & Cuddington
Voicemail: 0845-458-6378

28th January 2016

Crime update

Drugs Arrests

On the evening of Friday 22nd January 2016 Officers conducted two drugs warrants at two houses, one in Mallard Way Winsford and the second in Alundale Road. A quantity of both cannabis and cocaine was recovered at the first address and the 27 year old male occupant has been arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply offences. He has been bailed pending completion of the enquiry. At the second address a small quantity of cocaine and cannabis was recovered and the 26 year old male occupant has been cautioned for possession offences.

On Tuesday 26th January 2016 two males aged 15 and 17 years old were arrested in the Rudheath area after reports of drug dealing activity in the Griffiths Park area just after 1pm. Quantities of class “A” drugs have been recovered and the two males from the Huyton area of Liverpool have ben bailed to return to Police custody on 24/02/16 whilst the investigation is concluded.

In the early hours of Saturday 23rd January 2016 a disturbance occurred on High Street, Northwich in which two men were assaulted. Three men were arrested at the scene two 24 year olds and a 25 year old. They have been charged with affray and one was remanded in custody.

Burglary and theft of vehicle

Overnight 23rd into 24th December 2015 a house was entered by forcing the patio doors on Marina Approach, Northwich. The keys to a £56000 Mercedes vehicle was stolen and the vehicle taken from the drive.
On Sunday 24th January 2016 a 37 year old male from Northwich was arrested for the burglary and theft of the vehicle and has been charged and remanded in custody for the offences.

Drugs Initiative

On Saturday evening 23rd January 2016 Northwich Officers teamed up with a Police dog handler and visited 5 local pubs with a passive drugs dog. The dog indicates for illegal drugs on people by sitting next to them. This is an effective search tool which we hope to utilise on a regular basis to prevent and detect drug offences. No offences were detected on this occasion but drugs wipes tested positive in two premises in the toilet areas for cocaine use. If you take or supply illegal drugs we will make life difficult for you.
Community support for local charity

St Luke’s Hospice needs your support as a volunteer

The hospice have a huge team of volunteers in the community doing various roles to raise much needed funds to keep the hospice running and its team of dedicated carers and support staff.
They are looking for volunteers who can assist at the furniture warehouse situated on Winsford 1 to 5 Industrial Estate. The role is for assisting with a busy house clearance operation. They require Drivers, Drivers mates, sales, sorting and Ebay volunteers.
Contact details are:
Pam Ford
Volunteer Support
01606 555690

Social Media advice for Parents

Sexting: Know the Facts / Resources to raise Awareness

The National Crime Agency recently reported that child protection officers are investigating an average of one case involving “sexting” every day.

Sexting is defined as images of videos generated
by children under the age of 18;
or of children under the age of 18
that are of a sexual nature or are indecent.
When people talk about sexting, they usually refer to sending and receiving:
naked pictures or ‘nudes’
‘underwear shots’
sexual or ‘dirty pics’
rude text messages or videos.

They can be sent from a friend, boyfriend, girlfriend or someone you’ve met online. You might have also sent a sexual photo, video or text to someone else.
We understand how easily sexting can happen and how things can go wrong – even when children and young people didn’t mean for them to.
Sexting is a relatively recent phenomenon; however, with the growth of mobile phone ownership among young people (41% of 12-15 year olds have a smartphone) there has been an increase in the number of young people sharing and receiving images.
There was a 28% increase in calls to ChildLine in 2012/13 (compared to the previous year) that mentioned ‘sexting’ – nearly one every day.
Statistics from the children’s charity Beatbullying suggest the following:
85% knew the identity of the aggressor;
the majority were peers and only 2% indicated that it was an adult
Sexting and the Law
Under British law it is legal to have sex aged 16, but it is illegal and a serious criminal offence to take, hold or share “indecent” photos of anyone aged under 18.

It is a crime to;
take an indecent photograph or allow an indecent photograph to be taken
make an indecent photograph (this includes downloading or opening an image that has been sent via email);
distribute or show such an image
possess with the intention of distributing images
indecent photographs (including pseudo images) of a person under 18 years of age.
Having sexting photos or videos on your phone or computer

If you are under the age of 18, the law sees you as a child. Therefore, if you have any indecent images or videos of somebody who is under 18 you would technically be in possession of an indecent image of a child – even if you are the same age. This is an offence under the Protection of Children Act 1978 and the Criminal Justice Act 1988.
Sending sexting photos or videos
If you are under 18 and you send, upload or forward indecent images or videos onto friends or boyfriends/girlfriends, this would also be breaking the law, even if they are photos of yourself (“selfies”). Sending a naked image of yourself via text message, or social media, when you’re below the age of 18 is technically illegal. It counts as an offence of distributing an indecent image of a child. These offences are something which a young person could receive a police caution for. They could even end up on the sex offenders register which would result in difficulty getting a job as it would show on a DBS check.
Worst case scenario
In July 2014 a schoolgirl was cautioned for sending a topless selfie to her boyfriend. Sexting could leave children with criminal record.

A teenager who sent a topless selfie to her boyfriend received a police caution.
The schoolgirl was investigated after being deemed to have distributed an indecent image of a child – and her boyfriend, who forwarded the image to friends after they split up, also received a caution.
The case emerged as schoolchildren were warned they could end up with a criminal record if they send explicit pictures of themselves by text message or over social media.
They could end up on the [sex offenders] register for a couple of years. When they come to getting a job this would then count against them.

Have Your Say
Cheshire West and Chester Council are reviewing there Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy – please take a look at the consultation and give your views on the below links.

Hackney Carriages generally known as Taxis (they have a “Taxi” sign on the roof), are available for immediate hire. They can be hired by being hailed in the street or from a designated rank or pre-booked in advance.
Private Hire vehicles can only be booked in advance through a licensed Private Hire Operator. They cannot be hailed in the street or booked via the driver.

Have your say on the review of the licensing policy for Hackney Carriages and Private Hire vehicles and view more about Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy consultation by visiting http://www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/your_council/consultations_and_petitions/council_consultations/hackney_carriage_and_private_h.aspx
Ways to get involved:

• Complete the online version at: www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/hackneyandprivatehirelicensing
• Contact Cheshire West and Chester Council to ask for a questionnaire: (Email: Licensing@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk, Telephone: 01244 972905, Writing: Licensing Consultation, The Licensing Team, 4 Civic Way, Ellesmere Port, CH65 0BE)

The closing date of the consultation is 21 February 2016.

Anyone with any information to support the Cheshire Police in any crime or incident please call Cheshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
Keep up to date with policing issues in your local area by following @PoliceNorthwich on Twitter.

Inspector Dave Snasdell

WI November meeting report

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Our November meeting was held on Wednesday 4th November 2015 in the school hall of Lower Peover School. Our AGM was held, where the standing committee and officers all agreed to stay in place for another year. The financial statement was presented and agreed.Following the more serious part of the meeting, Olivia Norbury demonstrated how to construct a timely Christmas wreath and table top decoration. Olivia used all natural materials. If anyone would like a traditional Christmas tree from Chelford, Olivia and her family will have an excellent selection. Following Olivia’s motivating demonstration several members are planning to make their own seasonal wreaths within the next month.

We planned our Christmas events, including afternoon tea for the Book Club and an evening meal for the group. The darts team invited any members to join them, to practice and to have fun. We also discussed meeting the WI challenge, gathering together personal information of ‘A moment in time’. This will form part of a larger display in Chester, next year. We even organised our quiz team for the February group quiz event.

We held a minute’s silence for our friend and fellow member, Norma Leech, who has recently died. Norma has been an important part of our WI, being a member for over 60 years; she has held all offices at some time and has been on our committee. She will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go to her family.

Anyone who would like to join our group, for one meeting or to join us more regularly is very welcome. We meet on the first Wednesday of each month in the school hall in Lower Peover. It would be a great way to start the New Year, to make new friends and maybe meet old friends. 

Northwich Police Bulletin

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Priorities for the month of November

Marina car park and ASB during the late evening with vehicles causing noise nuisance and speeding up the by-pass area from the Marina.

Continued drug activity and targeting individuals dealing class “A” drugs in the community.

ASB hotspot areas during the bonfire period particularly targeting the Wharton Estate for increased visibility on foot patrol.

Northwich North

ASB throughout the area focused on the Bonfire period.

Theft from sheds and outbuildings. Stealing tools and pedal cycles within the Castle and Winnington area.

An increase in burglary offences in the early evening period, which have occurred recently in the rural area of Antrobus.

Northwich South

Parking problems in the Rudheath area, including Gadbrook Business Centre and surround residential area.

Drug activity in the local parks including Griffith Park and James Street area reports from members of the community.

ASB throughout the area linked to the Bonfire period particular focus on the Leftwich area were we have had an increase in reported incidents.
Court Results

On the afternoon of 30th June 2015 a robbery occurred on an elderly 70 year old female in her home address in the Malpas Road area of Rudheath.
The offender Stacey Williams 37 year old who was 8 months pregnant at the time of the offence knocked on the victim’s door asking for a glass of water, once inside the property she assaulted the victim and stole her purse and contents. The defendant was arrested the next day and charged and remanded in custody.

The defendant pleaded guilty at an earlier court hearing but was sentenced at Chester Crown Court on Tuesday 27th October 2015 and received a 7 year custodial sentence for this terrible offence against an elderly vulnerable victim. Clearly the offence was aggravated and has caused a lasting effect on the victim. These offences are rare particularly with female offenders committing these types of crimes. The sentencing reflects the seriousness of the incident committed.

Overnight on 6th October 2015 the Hotspot Takeaway was broken into on Wharton Road, Winsford and property stolen. On 7th October a 34 year old local male Anthony Bland was arrested and charged with the offence. He pleaded guilty to the offence on 16th October at South Cheshire Magistrates Court and was sentenced to 6 months in custody.

Beware of Recent Scams

Action Fraud

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) has been alerted to a pension scam whereby cold callers continue to target members of the public aged 50 to 60 years old to release and transfer their pension early. Suspected firms who advertise and arrange pensions are offering investments in alternative commodities such as hotel developments or property in Cape Verde, and operate as unregulated collective investment schemes. Often, the cold calling ‘pension companies’ involved are neither regulated nor qualified to give financial advice and classify themselves as a ‘trustee’, ‘consultant’ or an ‘independent advisor’ and offer exceptionally high return rates for investors. Some victims have signed documents that authorises a limited company to be set up using their personal details, including utilising a Small Self–Administered Scheme (SSAS). Whilst SSAS accounts and limited companies are essential for legitimate schemes, the fact that victims are unaware that this will happen suggests that the scheme may not have been fully explained to them, increasing the likelihood that there may be an element of fraud involved.

Protect yourself:
Further advice can be found at:

Ensure that you request that the risks and growth rates are explained and that you fully understand them before transferring your pension
Check whether the pension arrangement company is registered with the FCA. Registered companies can be checked using the FCA register online at: https://register.fca.org.uk/ Remember that if the offer seems too good to be true, then it generally is If you believe that you have been a victim of fraud you can report it online http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/report_fraud or by telephone 0300 123 2040.

Northwich police bulletin

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 Week 23rd October 2015 

Court Results

On Wednesday 21st October 2015 at Chester Crown Court a 22 year old male Jordan McKay of David Street, Northwich pleaded guilty to grievous bodily harm on a 29 year old male and received 30 months imprisonment. The circumstances were that on the evening of 1st August 2015 an argument occurred between the two men in the Sir John Brunner Public House, Winnington resulting in the defendant hitting the victim with a glass across his nose causing a severe injury. The seriousness of the attack reflects on the sentencing.

Crime update

Violent Offences


At 07:05hrs Sunday 18th October 2015 a stabbing occurred in the communal area of a block of flats on Byley Way, Winsford.

A disturbance occurred between a number of people resulting in a 23 year old male being stabbed with a kitchen knife to the stomach area. A 47 year old resident of the flats was arrested at the scene and later charged with section 18 assault. The male was remanded in custody to appear at Crown Court on 4th November 2015. These incidents of serious assault with a weapon are rare and we are not looking for anyone else in relation to the incident.




Overnight Tuesday 20th October a number of sheds have been broken into in the Weaverham area and property stolen. A shed was broken into in Well Lane and golf clubs taken and a number of sheds forced open in Sandy Lane but nothing taken.


Approximately 11:45hrs on Tuesday 20th October 2015 a farm house was broken into off the A49 Warrington Road at Whitley and a short time later a vehicle was stolen from other premises at Lower Whitley. From police enquires so far the offenders appear to be looking to steal horse boxes and possible caravans. Can you please ensure that if you have this type of property you put as much security on them as possible? The first premises that was attacked had target hardened a horse box with a wheel clamp which appears to have prevented the offenders taking it away.



We have had further incidents reported this past week of Graffiti in the Winsford area both in the Wharton area and the park off the High Street. A vehicle was targeted in the Crook Lane area of Winsford. The tag appears to be “WYF” which we believe standards for Wharton Youth Firm. These tags are unsightly and damage the area. If anyone has any information to the identity of the offenders for this damage please contact the Police on 101 or CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111.



Beware of Recent Scams


Fraudsters have been phoning victims telling them that they have been placed in the wrong council tax bracket for a number of years and are entitled to a rebate. They normally say that this rebate should be worth about £7,000. Once the victim is convinced, the fraudster tells them that in order to receive the rebate they will need to pay an administration fee in advance. The payment they ask for varies between £60 to £350. The victim provides the details and makes the payment, but then is no longer able to make contact with the person they spoke to on the phone. When they phone their council about the rebate and the fact that they are in the wrong tax bracket, the council will confirm that they know nothing about it and that they have been contacted by fraudsters.
The fraudsters have mainly been targeting both male and female victims who are aged 60 and over and live in the Sussex area, but it is likely that the fraudsters will also start to target victims in other areas. 


Protect Yourself:

• Never respond to unsolicited phone calls.

• Your local council won’t ever phone out-of-the-blue to discuss a council tax rebate. If you receive a call of this nature, put the phone down straight away.

• No legitimate organisation will ask you to pay an advanced fee in order to receive money, so never give them your card details.

• If you think you have been a victim of fraud, hang up the phone and wait five minutes to clear the line as fraudsters sometimes keep the line open. Then call your bank or card issuer to report the fraud. Where it is possible use a different phone line to make the phone call.

If you believe that you have been a victim of fraud you can report it online http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/report_fraud or by telephone 0300 123 2040.



Community Support Required



We are now coming up to the school autumn term holidays and Halloween and bonfire period. Can I ask that you challenge your children and make sure they behave in an acceptable manner? We have in this period many reports of ASB and reports of fires being lit. Can you challenge were your kids are going and what they are up to?


Not all residents particularly the elderly like people calling at their addresses trick or treating please reinforce with your children that this sometimes causes fear to others. We don’t want to be coming home with your child advising you they have committed an offence and will have to be dealt with for it?

Enjoy the celebrations but think of others and the consequences of your actions.



Inspector Dave Snasdell

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