Burglary – Orchard Road

During the early hours of Saturday 26th October, between midnight and 7.00am, a house on Orchard Road ( high numbers, close to the junction with Bramley Road ) was burgled.  Among the items taken was a large screen television.

Were you in this area around these times, did you see or hear anything suspicious ?  Please report any information by dialling 101 the Leicestershire Police non-emergency number.

( Information from local beat officers ).

Fatal4 event held on 23rd September in Birstall.

Monday 23rd September 2013 Birstall Police ran a Fatal4 Clinic in the village.

 This was as a result of the community consultations conducted over the past 6 months.

Fatal4 ran for 4 hours targeting driving offences that are known to cause the most deaths on the road.

During these few hours over 45 vehicles were stopped and 38 offences dealt with.



Birstall 23.09.13
29 seat belts offences
9 mobile phone offences
1 no insurance   ( vehicle seized )
1 Number plate that failed to conform
1 obscured number plate


I hope this sent out the right message to drivers that choose to flaunt traffic laws and that the people of Birstall feel reassured that we are trying to make the roads safer. Pcso 6611 Mark Butler is currently looking to set up a community speed watch within the village that the Neighbourhood Watch will take on and run.

 ( Message from Pc Des Hearnshaw, Beacon Officer, L05 – Birstall Office )

Recent Arson Attacks to Motor Vehicle.

The following message has been received today from the local police:-

Birstall Police can confirm we are investigating two arson attacks to a motor vehicle on Newton Drive that occurred over the last 2 weeks.

We are also aware that other motor vehicles from the surrounding streets have been previously targeted over the past 7 years.

As this is a serious offence, it maybe noticed there is an increased Police presence in the area, this is to help re-assure the community and to assist with preventing another similar incident.

At this time we urge people living in the area to remain calm but vigilant.

We would encourage anyone with information to come forward either directly by calling 101 or anonymously by ringing crime stoppers 0800 555 111.

Parents invited to seminars regarding online child sexual exploitation.

Parents and carers are being offered help and advice to keep their children safe online from sexual exploitation.

Leicestershire Police in conjunction with the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) are holding three seminars in October and November.

The seminars, which are entitled ‘Keeping Your Family Safe Online from Sexual Exploitation’, are suitable for parents, carers or professionals whose work involves child safeguarding. They will cover what child sexual exploitation is; what the signs are; and what parents/carers can do to protect their children.

Inspector Rich Hiom from Leicestershire Police said: “There have been some high profile court cases in the media in recent months, both nationally and locally, which relate to child sexual exploitation.

“This type of abuse is rare in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, and can be difficult to detect because often the victim is unaware that they have been sexually exploited. In many cases the adult abuser will befriend the child online. It is important that parents, carers and those who work with children are aware of the signs and know what help is available.

“These seminars are free to attend although places are limited, so I urge anyone interested to please contact me to secure their place.”

The seminars are being held between 6pm and 8pm at Police Headquarters in Enderby on the following dates:

Tuesday October 1 Monday October 14 Monday November 11

Places are limited and are subject to prior confirmation of attendance. Refreshments will also be provided.

To book a place at this FREE event please email richard.hiom@leicestershire.pnn.police.uk

(Message received from Leicestershire Constabulary)

Car Fire – Newton Drive

On Sunday 22nd September between 11.00pm and 11.30pm a vehicle was set on fire in Newton Drive.

Were you in this area (Worcester Avenue/Newton Drive/Dalby Avenue) around these times, did you see or hear anything suspicious ?  Please report any information, however minor, by dialling 101, the Leicestershire Constabulary non-emergency number.

Crime ref:- LC/04094/13-1

(Information from local beat officers)

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Cycle stolen

Overnight, 18th – 19th September, a cycle was stolen from the rear of a house on Greengate Lane ( opposite the cemetery ).

Were you in this area around this time, did you see or hear anything suspicious ?  Please report any information by dialling 101, the Leicestershire police non-emergency number.

(Information from local NHW co-ordinator)

Burglars arrested

The following message has been received today from from the Birstall police team:-

Link to Twitter: http://helicopter.leics.police.uk/where/  or see our twitter page.

 A Break-in in progress was called in to us on Hallam Fields 16th over night into 17th Sept – HX55 attended as did our dog mobiles – who between them and with a little help from all other ground units detained and arrested several people for burglary. Stolen items were recovered and they are still being dealt with in custody.

Another good result & Another team of burglars behind bars.

What does the Police Helicopter do ?

At our next Open Meeting, on Thursday 26th September, our guest speaker will be Andy Smith who is a member of the crew of HX55 the Police Air Support Helicopter.

Andy will be giving an illustrated talk about his work in the unit and explaining the technology and equipment available for use within this remarkable police vehicle.  You will be invited to ask as many questions as you wish.

 Make a note of the date and don’t miss what is bound to be a very interesting evening:-

 7.45pm on Thursday 26th September

The Methodist Concert Hall, Wanlip Lane, Birstall.

 Everyone welcome.

Property recovered in Beaumont Leys

Is this your property?

On Monday August 5, officers from Leicestershire Police executed a warrant on the Beaumont Leys Estate under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

Two men, aged 26 and 54 were arrested in connection with the operation and are currently on bail.

Officers have released images of several items that were recovered from the property in the hope of reuniting them with the rightful owners.

The property is described as a Mac Allister petrol powered commercial carpet cleaner with Rug Doctor parts attached, a Honda petrol powered electric generator and a Honda GX 100 Whacker Plate.

PCSO Joe Postlethwaite from the Beaumont Leys Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “We are asking the public to take a look at the images and if you believe any of these items belong to you and you can provide proof of ownership to contact us.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact PCSO 2136 Joe Postlethwaite on101, follow the instructions to leave a message for a police officer and when prompted key in the officer’s identification number 2136. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, which is free* and anonymous, on 0800 555 111.

  • Calls to 101 cost 15p for the entire call from both mobile ‘phones and land lines

** Please note some mobile ‘phone service providers may charge for this call.