crime

When The Clocks Go Back – How To Prevent Increased Crime

Crimes and safety risks increase with the arrival of darker evenings and worsening weather conditions. This year, the end of daylight saving takes place when clocks go back an hour at 2am on Sunday 29th October. Vacant properties in particular, alongside warehouses, heritage sites, or remote sites such as utility power stations, become far more […]

Witness appeal by police investigating racial attack of football fan after Tuesday’s Stoke v Liverpool game

Police are investigating a racially-motivated attack on a football supporter near to the Stoke City stadium on Tuesday, January 5. The incident occurred shortly after 10pm in Stanley Matthews Way after the Stoke City v Liverpool match. A black man walking along the pavement was subjected to a racially-motivated assault by the occupants of a […]

Baroness Newlove launches new support gateway for victims of crime in Staffordshire

A new approach to supporting victims in Stoke-on-Trent was officially launched by Victims’ Commissioner Baroness Newlove yesterday, Tuesday 8 September. A Citizens Advice Bureau consortium led by Staffordshire North and Stoke-on-Trent CAB won a three-and-half-year contract to develop the Gateway which offers free advice and support to victims, witnesses and their families. Staffordshire is the […]

Central Forest Park fly-tipper clobbered with £500 bill

A man who dumped tree cuttings at a city beauty spot has been clobbered with a bill of almost £500 by magistrates. Stanley Hemmings, of Flintsham Grove, Hanley, left the laurel hedging – which had come from his own garden – at an entrance to Central Forest Park. The cuttings were discovered by an assistant park keeper […]

Police appeal for witnesses after man found injured in Cobridge

Officers are appealing for witnesses to an incident in which a 40-year-old man was found injured on a disused railway track close to Cobridge Park shortly after 5.30pm last night, Thursday August 27. The man, who is from the Stoke-on-Trent area, sustained a serious head injury and remains in a critical but stable condition in […]

Staffordshire Police calling for volunteers for Stoke-on-Trent Safer Neighbourhood Panels

Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner is offering people in Stoke-on-Trent the chance to shape the future of policing at the most local level in their community. Matthew Ellis is inviting residents to join three new Safer Neighbourhood Panels which will examine, challenge and shape the work of police in Stoke-on-Trent. The panels will hold Local […]