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Neston weekly update

November 21, 2012, 2:05 pm

Officers are continuing with increased patrols as part of Operation GAUZE over the forthcoming weeks as part of our strategy to manage the increased risk of incidents involving Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) at this time of year. Officers and PCSOs will patrol areas which have been identified as “Hotspots” during the evening periods.
  • At Rocklee Gardens Little Neston on 13th November. Authorised charity bag collector has arrived for collection and has witnessed a man loading them into a White Van and stealing the items.
  • At Neston Recycling Centre on 13th November. Clothing stolen from the textile bank, fence damaged to gain entryand lock broken off bank.
  • Mostyn House School, between 11pm on 14th and 8am 15th offenders unscrew wooden batons securing gate to enter school grounds. They access roof to gain entry to the green room via a sky light or window, they then steal a quantity ofcopper piping from radiators.

Increase in shed breaks

We have seen an increase in shed breaks of late. Residents are reminded not to leave items of value in their sheds if possible. However if this is unavoidable then it is important that the security is up to the job of protecting these valuable items. Consider using a Hasp & Staple at the top and bottom of the door not just in the centre. Also use good quality padlocks and consider ashed alarm.

Anyone requiring Home Security advice should contact their local Beat Officer from the Ellesmere Port and Neston, Neighbourhood Policing team on 0845 458 6373

Increase in bike thefts

An increase in bike thefts has been highlighted in the Ellesmere Port area. Enquiries were made and it was identified that very few stolen bikes are recovered and returned to owners.

In an attempt to reduce thefts, and increase the chance of identifying stolen bikes and returning them to rightful owners,Operation TEMPE has been started.

The Operation has two objectives, those being Crime Prevention, and Crime Detection.

Nearly 200 bikes were listed on Niche as stolen in the EPort area from 01/01/12 until 31/07/12, of those only 8 had frame numbers listed on Niche. To try and tackle this problem the main four local Cycle shops have been contacted and agreed to work with Police in recommending bike owners register their bikes with a website called This website has a sister website which is fully searchable by Police Forces country wide. Anything with a serial number can be recorded on this site, free and therefore searched for when recovered by Police.

Purse dipping

With Christmas fast approaching – purse dipping becomes a regular problem for Cheshire Police. We therefore want to remind the public that if you carry a bag it is important that you place valuable items at the bottom and if possible wear a shoulder strap across your chest, always keep it zipped up and never hang or leave your bag in a shopping trolley or unattended.

Vehicle Crime

  • Premier Inn, Burley Dam, C. Thornton. On 16th November between 7:45pm and 8pm whilst checking in at the hotel, unknown has smashed side window of victims vehicle and stolen laptop from passenger seat.

We are still experiencing number plate thefts – it is possible to purchase special fittings from motor accessory stores that prevent removal by thieves – which they then go on to use to commit further crimes.

Always lock your car!

Even if you are only leaving it unattended for a few moments. It only takes a thief a matter of seconds to remove an item from an insecure car. Do not leave valuables or equipment on display – take them with you or lock them away. Even a pair of sunglasses on display or the mark on the window from your Sat Nav holder can be appealing for a thief passing by.

There appears to be an increase in Motor Bikes being ridden illegally even though we have a designated moto cross track at Shellway Road in Ellesmere Port. Anyone with information as to where these bikes are being stored is asked to let the Police know on 101 or speak to your local officer so we can put a stop to this anti-social behaviour.


Please be vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the Police on 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Anti-social behaviour

Remember the definition of anti-social behaviour is “behaviour likely to cause alarm, harassment or distress to members of the public not of the same household as the perpetrator”.

“Dont put up with it. Report it”

Contact Crimestoppers anonymously with information about crime

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