Suspicious Persons Be Vigilant And Internet Safety Day (Leicestershire Police)

Hello residents of Burbage,

Not much to report in the way of crime over recent days which is very good news. We generally put out issues that may be of a community concern such as thefts, criminal damage or issues raised by residents. A lot of work that we do includes dealing with domestic issues, safeguarding residents of all ages, neighbour disputes and other concerns that would not be appropriate to report on but generally have no impact on the wider community.

We have spent a lot of time this week working with other agencies such a Leicestershire County Council, housing providers and local schools.

There have been 134 calls to Police regarding Burbage incidents from the 1st January to 27th January. 33 of these were an emergency whilst 42 required a response within the hour.

A report of a male shining a torch through windows at the location of Church Close on the 26th between 00:50 and 01:50. Suspect drove off in a white van. PLEASE ensure you call the Police immediately if you see this activity and have concerns around criminal activity. 101 non-emergency or 999 emergency.

A report of a suspect male knocking doors on Brookside towards the Burbage Road end on the 27th at around 11:57. The suspect was carrying a rucksack so may have been selling items but appeared to pay a lot of attention to properties. If you had any concerns around this male, please get in touch.

Stop search completed on East close on the 26th January during patrols in the area. One suspect was searched and a small amount of drugs were recovered. The incident was dealt with on scene.

Patrols around Burbage include Brookside, Salisbury Road and the Three Pots area.

We have recovered two stolen vehicles from around Burbage this week. If you find a vehicle abandoned, you can check if it is stolen, taxed or the MOT status online via free sites that can be found online. Alternatively, you can call 101 if you have concerns it is stolen.

I have been communicating with local schools and Leicestershire County Council following concerns raised last week regarding driving on the footpath outside schools. Solutions we would like to implement appear to be unachievable due to permissions from LCC. Regardless, we are continuing to support and find ways to keep children safe. We would continue to ask all parents, residents or anyone driving in school areas to not drive on footpaths, park in dangerous locations and work together to keep out schools safe.

It is “safer internet day” on the 8th of February. Please visit this site . There is plenty of information for children from under 5 years old up until 14+. There is also a section for professionals. Regardless of your age, its work a look. Subjects such as online gaming, social networking, online friends and much more.

Thank you for your time, ratings, feedback and take care,

Darren 6035

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