Local News in South Leicester

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Dear Members of South Leicester

Hello, hope all is well. During the week of Halloween and Bonfire Night a Section 35 Dispersal power was authorised due to the number of Anti-Social Behaviour incidents in the Wigston area. During that time we have issued approximately 15 dispersal orders to youths causing ASB during the time. However I believe 2 were subsequently arrested due to them returning to the designated zone area. This proved to be a great success and I can say that the ASB has reduced as we have taken action to a number of individuals involving Oadby/Wigston Council to support us which is still ongoing. Unfortunately for us there seems to be a number of reports of ASB in the Oadby area. This involves the Parade and local shops off the A6 (Leicester Rd) in Oadby. We have already identified the group responsible and your local teams are working with partner agencies to combat this. Please could I encourage our members to continue to report such behaviour to us as this helps us to collate the incidents together to build a stronger case to take positive action.

Now that we are coming nearer to Christmas; Please could I remind members to secure your vehicles and not leave gifts in the boot of your vehicle. Please also bear this in mind when parking in busy car parks in busy shopping areas and not leave items of value in your vehicles.

Knighton, Wigston and Aylestone appear to be the concerning areas for Burglary looking at recent reports. Please utilise Segment Timers to give the impression that someone is in. We have suffered with a number of Car Key Breaks in the Wigston area. Please do not leave car keys in obvious places during the night and hide them somewhere they cannot be found easily. Majority of the homes that have been burgled have no Burglar Alarm or the alarm was not activated. Having an alarm installed not only provides visual deterrent by the flashing bell box but also limit the time that the Burglar can be in your home due to the alarm sounding if the burglar does manage to enter your property. Utilising Window Shock alarms will help reduce the risk criminals breaking into your home whilst occupants are asleep. There has been cases where criminals have managed to enter via a downstairs window and steal car keys and a wallet/purse that is left on the table.

Finally I have heard some good things about an app called Streetlink. The app can alert local authorities in England or Wales about rough Sleepers. The app allows you to complete a short form and pin point on a map where the person is sleeping rough. You don’t have to speak to the rough sleeper you just have to fill in the form and you know you have done something positive to help someone this Christmas. https://www.streetlink.org.uk/
Obviously if someone needs urgent medical care to call 999.

Stay Safe – “If you see something….Say Something and Report it!”

PCSO Ali Haq
Wigston Police Station.

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