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Re: Police News & Announcements
« Reply #285 on: March 26, 2023, 11:10:07 am »
I have seen this system used in Europe.............

PM will make ASBO offenders clean up mess wearing jumpsuits
Other punishments could include picking up litter, washing police cars or doing unpaid work in shops

Offenders blighting their communities will be put to work in jumpsuits or hi-viz jackets to clean up their crimes within 48 hours of being handed punishments, Rishi Sunak is set to announce. The Prime Minister said his plan, due to be announced on Monday, would ?crackdown? on anti-social behaviour ?once and for all?.

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/uk-news/asbo-offenders-made-clean-up-26558691?IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589

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Re: Police News & Announcements......Serious crashes
« Reply #286 on: May 30, 2023, 10:02:04 am »
Serious crashes across North Wales spark safety plea from police
Three bikers suffered 'potentially life-changing and life-threatening' injuries last weekend

Police are urging drivers to take care on the roads after last weekend saw a number of people critically injured in crashes. North Wales Police said they dealt with six serious crashes last weekend, four of which involved motorcyclists.

Of those four, three have injuries which are "potentially life-changing and life-threatening". Chief Inspector Caroline Mullen-Hurst, of North Wales Police?s Operational Support Service, said: ?Following yet another busy weekend we will be focussing our enforcement in an attempt to reduce any further casualties and collisions by adopting a zero-tolerance approach.

"We are committed to keeping people safe on the roads of North Wales - we want them to enjoy the roads but most of all we want them to ride and drive safely and responsibly. Whilst the vast majority of motorists ride or drive appropriately, we will continue to focus on, with a view to prosecution, all those that ride or drive dangerously, at excess speed, overtake on solid white lines or commit any other road traffic offences.

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/serious-crashes-across-north-wales-27006461?IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589


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Re: Police News & Announcements
« Reply #287 on: June 09, 2023, 10:15:00 am »
North Wales Police is encouraging the public to check their phone settings to avoid making accidental emergency calls.

?Silent 999 calls? are emergency calls where no one can be heard talking and may have been made by accident by ?pocket dialling?.

These calls can take up a lot of time for staff to contact the caller back to make sure help isn?t needed.

Chief Inspector Jon Aspinall said: ?The number of accidental 999 calls we are experiencing has increased significantly.

"I would encourage everyone to check their emergency settings on their mobile handsets and change them to prevent further accidental calls to the emergency services.

"We are working closely with mobile phone providers to resolve this situation but in the meantime, a change of your settings will ensure you are not accidentally calling 999.

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Re: Police News & Announcements
« Reply #289 on: July 26, 2023, 09:57:37 am »
Police officers in England will no longer respond to concerns about mental health if there is no risk to life or crime being committed, under new plans.

The government says the policy could save a million hours of police time every year.

Senior officers say forces have "lost their way" by dealing with less serious mental health problems.

But mental health charities say they are "deeply worried" at what could be a "dangerous" change.

At the moment, some police forces in England and Wales attend 80% of so-called health and social care incidents.

It is expected this will be reduced to between 20 and 30% within the next two years, under the plans.

The government says it is providing an extra ?1bn a year, including ?150m for facilities to replace police officers, including:

specialist mental-health ambulances               They are struggling with ambulance cover now ? !!!
extra capacity for treating patients
"crisis cafes", where people struggling to cope can drop in for help

cont https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-66304472

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Re: Police News & Announcements........Llandudno
« Reply #290 on: July 29, 2023, 09:54:20 am »
A dedicated police officer and PCSO have been tasked to tackle anti-social behaviour in Llandudno.

Following recent concerns around anti-social behaviour involving youths, there will now be a dedicated officer and PCSO working to target hotspot areas in Llandudno and surrounding areas.

The dedicated officers will be conducting high visibility foot patrols to speak with young people and to attend any reports of anti-social behaviour in the West Conwy area.

cont https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/23683979.llandudno-dedicated-anti-social-behaviour-officers/?ref=rss&IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589

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Re: Police News & Announcements
« Reply #291 on: August 28, 2023, 10:04:59 am »
Police must investigate every theft and follow all reasonable leads to catch offenders, the home secretary has said.

Suella Braverman said it was "completely unacceptable" that criminals are often "effectively free to break certain laws".

She wants officers to use evidence from smart doorbells and dashcams to solve more lower-level crimes.

But there are concerns the approach may take resources away from high-harm crimes such as rape and sexual assault.

cont https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-66636347

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Re: Police News & Announcements
« Reply #292 on: August 28, 2023, 10:27:46 am »
... and take them away from catching motorists who, most of them, do not set out to commit a crime, they just happen to go over the speed limit a little - concentrating on the road ahead instead of the dashboard.

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Re: Police News & Announcements
« Reply #293 on: August 28, 2023, 08:01:26 pm »
Would help if we had police in Llandudno, another belter from this useless government.

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Re: Police News & Announcements.....More drug than drink drivers on NW roads
« Reply #294 on: September 28, 2023, 09:43:26 am »
Police find more drug than drink drivers on the roads of North Wales
Concerns have been raised over a lower 'stigma' attached to drug driving

Concerns the number of drug driving offences in North Wales has now overtaken drink driving were raised at a police meeting this week. Now North Wales Crime Commissioner Andy Dunbobbin says a change in approach is needed to tackle the rise in driving under the influence of drugs.

The matter was discussed at this week?s North Wales Police and Crime Panel at Conwy ?s Bodlondeb HQ. North Wales Police Sgt Liam Ho, of the newly-formed roads crime unit, revealed 204 drink drivers had been arrested in the last 12 months.

But this was compared to 272 drug drivers who were also arrested in the same period. Sgt Ho said police had issued over two and a half thousand traffic offence reports, and that the unit?s work had resulted in 890 people being summoned to court.

cont https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/police-find-more-drug-drink-27791480?IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589

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Re: Police News & Announcements
« Reply #295 on: October 24, 2023, 09:38:52 am »
Police to treat shoplifting like organised crime

Shoplifting will be targeted like organised crime as part of a plan to help police to crack down on theft.

A team of specialist analysts and officers is being put together to gather intelligence on crime gangs behind much of the shoplifting across England and Wales.

Retailers have complained police are failing to tackle rising shoplifting.

Under the plan, police have committed to attend more crime scenes and use facial recognition to target offenders.

A group of 13 retailers, including John Lewis, Tesco and the Co-op, have agreed to stump up almost ?800,000 over two years to fund a partnership, known as Project Pegasus.

The majority of the money will finance a specialist police team that will work within OPAL, the national policing division that oversees intelligence on serious organised acquisitive crime.

The Home Office said the team was being put together to "build a comprehensive intelligence picture of the organised crime gangs that fuel many shoplifting incidents across the country, to help target and dismantle them".

cont https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-67191793

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Re: Police News & Announcements...........KNIFE amnesty
« Reply #296 on: November 16, 2023, 10:20:29 am »
KNIFE amnesty bins have been set up in Llandudno and Colwyn Bay as the police encourages people to hand in any unwanted knives.

The scheme is part of North Wales Police?s Operation Sceptre, a national initiative that aims to raise awareness of knife crime and the police action in detecting, reducing and preventing it.

Officers undertake a range of activities including targeted operations, engagement and education to reassure young people they are safer not carrying knives, and to walk away from harm.

The week of action is also an opportunity for people to surrender any knives or any bladed articles that could be used as a weapon at one of the amnesty bins located at the following:

People can discard any unwanted knives at the following locations:

Llandudno Police Station
Colwyn Bay Police Station

Inspector Geraint Richards of North Wales Police?s Prevention Hub said: ?We must ensure that we are doing everything we can to reinforce the message that carrying a knife is unacceptable and that no good can come from carrying one.

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Re: Trading standards staff seize illegal tobacco and vapes in Conwy County
« Reply #297 on: November 26, 2023, 10:22:00 am »
Trading standards staff seize illegal tobacco and vapes in raids across county
Council says they pose public health risk and harm legitimate businesses

Almost 3,000 illegal cigarettes and 400 illegal disposable vapes have been seized in raids in a North Wales county. The authorities found tobacco and vapes in premises in Conwy.

Conwy County Borough Council insist the haul posed a risk to public health by not having identifiable contents and harmed legitimate businesses. The three raids were carried out on Thursday.

The council said after "a number of complaints" Conwy Trading Standards officers, supported by officers from Operation Cece, Wagtail UK and Immigration Enforcement, visited and inspected three sellers' premises, and seized a quantity of "illicit products".

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It urges anyone with information about such activities to report it in confidence at "NO IFS- NO BUTTS" website: https://noifs-nobutts.co.uk/


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Re: Police News & Announcements
« Reply #298 on: December 12, 2023, 10:05:28 am »
Hundreds of vulnerable women and children are being trafficked to the UK to shoplift for Eastern European crime groups, the BBC has learned.

One company in Scotland told BBC File on 4 it had identified a gang with 154 shoplifters stealing high-value items in bulk to sell or ship abroad.

Members have been arrested in London, Birmingham, Manchester and Darlington.

Retailers Against Crime (RAC) said it was tracking 56 shoplifting groups that are funding organised crime.

The criminals activities have been linked to drugs, firearms and human trafficking.

cont https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-67687565

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Re: Police News .......... Sniffer dog was sent out with officers to patrol pubs
« Reply #299 on: December 18, 2023, 10:08:37 am »
DRUGS were confiscated from partygoers after a sniffer dog was sent out with officers to patrol pubs.

Neighbourhood Policing Team, along with a Specialist Dog Unit, conducted licensing checks at public houses in Bangor and Bethesda.

Search-dog Juna helped officers detect the presence of drugs. A number of people are due to appear in court as a result.

A North Wales Police Gwynedd North Facebook post said on Sunday, December 17 (just after midnight): "Earlier this evening members of the Gwynedd North Neighbourhood Policing Team along with a Specialist Dog Unit conducted licensing checks at numerous public houses in the Bangor and Bethesda areas. Acting on constructive comments made by landlords in recent Pub-Watch meetings, the operation was devised to demonstrate that North Wales Police are more than willing to support our local public houses in order to deter those who believe that it is acceptable to bring prohibited substances into licensed premises.

cont https://www.northwaleschronicle.co.uk/news/23995949.police-dog-finds-drugs-people-bangor-bethesda-pubs/?ref=rss&IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589