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181018 - Hollesley Bay absconder – Dean Maguire

posted 18 Oct 2018, 05:48 by Chris Hoare   [ updated 18 Oct 2018, 05:50 ]


Police are appealing for help in tracing a Hollesley Bay prisoner who has absconded.

Dean Maguire, aged 26, was reported missing to police last night, Wednesday 17 October after being absent from a roll call at 8pm.

He is serving a three year, nine month sentence for burglary.

He is described as 5ft 8 tall, of a slim build, with brown eyes and brown hair, possessing an Irish accent and has a stubbly beard. (Picture attached)



Members of the public are advised not to approach him.

Enquiries are on-going to locate him and anyone who believes they may have seen Dean Maguire or who has any information regarding his whereabouts, is asked to contact Suffolk Police on 101.

A picture of Dean Maguire is attached to this email and can also be viewed via the Suffolk Police website  - http://www.suffolk.police.uk/news/wanted-persons/dean-maguire


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Police Connect Team
18 Oct 18

181011 -- Appeal to return property to its ownersUntitled Post

posted 11 Oct 2018, 05:45 by Chris Hoare   [ updated 11 Oct 2018, 05:54 ]





Police are issuing photographs of items of stolen property in an effort to return them to the rightful owners.

Following a recent search of an address in the Mildenhall area, officers recovered a number of items of property which are believed to have been stolen. These include watches, jewellery and a plastic pot of collectable coins.


 
   
    
 



 


 






In addition to potentially being taken during burglaries in Suffolk, the items could also have been stolen from properties in neighbouring counties.

Anyone who believes they own any of the items in the photographs is asked to contact West CID at Bury St Edmunds Police Station on 101, quoting reference 57189/18.

Photographs of some of the items are attached and further photographs can be found on the Suffolk Police website here: http://www.suffolk.police.uk/news/latest-news/09-10-2018/mildenhall-appeal-return-stolen-property-its-owners


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Police advice on a variety of subjects can be accessed via https://www.suffolk.police.uk/advice

To report something, or to otherwise contact Police, use the link http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us

To report something anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Alternatively call 101 for non-urgent matters.
Always call 999 in emergencies, or if an immediate police response is required.


Police Connect Team

11 Oct 18

181008 -- Hollesley Bay absconder located

posted 8 Oct 2018, 08:25 by Chris Hoare


Police searching for a man who had absconded from Hollesley Bay prison in August have located him.


34-year-old Aaron Johnson, serving a nine year sentence for robbery, wounding and assault, was reported missing to police on Friday 17 August. Johnson had been granted a special purpose temporary licence to attend a funeral but failed to return to the prison.


He was detained by police at Heathrow on Friday 5 October and appeared before Uxbridge Magistrates the following day and has now been returned to the prison system.


Police would like to thank the public for their help with this matter.


Help us keep our communities safe.

Police advice on a variety of subjects can be accessed via  https://www.suffolk.police.uk/advice

To report something, or to otherwise contact Police, use the link http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us 

To report something anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Alternatively call 101 for non-urgent matters.

Always call 999 in emergencies, or if an immediate police response is required.


Police Connect Team
8 Oct 18

181008 -- Collision appeal – Framsden

posted 8 Oct 2018, 08:19 by Chris Hoare


Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision in Framsden at the weekend.

On Saturday 6 October at approximately 12.10pm, a silver Renault Clio travelling east bound and a blue Ford Focus travelling westbound collided on the A1120 at the B1077 Winston junction.

A woman in her 20s was taken to Ipswich Hospital with serious injuries before being transferred to Addenbrooke’s.

Any witnesses to the manner of driving of either vehicle beforehand or anyone with dash cam footage of the area at the time of the collision should contact PC Jake Lees at the Roads and Armed Policing Team (RAPT) by email Jake.Lees@suffolk.pnn.police.uk or 101, quoting reference number 162 of 6 October.

Help us keep our communities safe.

Police advice on a variety of subjects can be accessed via  https://www.suffolk.police.uk/advice

To report something, or to otherwise contact Police, use the link http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us 

To report something anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Alternatively call 101 for non-urgent matters.

Always call 999 in emergencies, or if an immediate police response is required.


Police Connect Team

180926 - Man jailed after admitting 25 burglary offences

posted 26 Sep 2018, 02:09 by Chris Hoare


A 36-year-old man has been jailed for 5 years and 4 months after being charged with 25 burglary offences in Suffolk and Norfolk.

Frank Benet, of no fixed abode, appeared before King's Lynn Crown Court, Tuesday 25 September where he was convicted of burglary offences carried out across Suffolk and Norfolk.

Benet was arrested on 8 June 2018 and subsequently charged with burglary at a property on Newland Close in Lowestoft in March, in which a Nissan Qashqai vehicle, three televisions, two tablets, a laptop and watches were stolen. He was also charged with three other burglaries that took place in May. One was on Aldeburgh Road in Leiston, a second on School Lane in Heckingham, Norfolk and a third at a property on Burstall Lane in Sproughton.

Between his arrest and his sentencing, Benet chose to work with officers from Suffolk Police’s Operation Converter team and went on to admit 21 further burglary offences, 16 in Suffolk and five in Norfolk. The majority of offences took place between March and June 2018 although one offence dated back to December 2011.

DC Duncan Etchells said: "House burglary is an intrusive crime that can have devastating effects on the victims. We are determined to continue to bring those who are responsible for this type of crime to justice. The message to burglars is simple; if we have information that you are burgling people’s homes, we will use all powers and tactics available to us to arrest you and ensure the Courts deal with you appropriately.”

Operation Converter is an initiative aimed at encouraging offenders to admit their crimes. This has benefits for all – police are able to give victims some peace of mind that an offender has been caught for the burglary of their home or the theft of their property and the individual has the opportunity to clear their slate so they can have a fresh start when they are released from prison, without the possibility they will later be traced for a further offence. Offenders have to give sufficient detail for officers to be sure they have committed the crime and these offences are then ‘taken into consideration’ at sentencing. The judge will look at all the offences before determining the sentence.

Help us keep our communities safe.

Police advice on a variety of subjects can be accessed via  https://www.suffolk.police.uk/advice

To report something, or to otherwise contact Police, use the link http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us 

To report something anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Alternatively call 101 for non-urgent matters.

Always call 999 in emergencies, or if an immediate police response is required. 

Police Connect Team

26 Sep 18

180918 - Operation Sceptre - #Week of action to StopKnifeCrime

posted 18 Sep 2018, 01:53 by Chris Hoare


#StopKnifeCrime is the central message of the national week of action, Operation Sceptre, which is being actively supported by Suffolk Constabulary.

Taking place between Tuesday 18 September and Monday 24 September, the campaign aims to highlight the risks that carrying a bladed weapon can bring, as well as targeting offenders who use and carry knives in Suffolk.

Police are also urging parents and carers to talk to their children about the dangers of carrying knives and the terrible impact that knife crime can have on them, their friends, their family and their community.

Whilst the majority of young people do not carry knives, it is possible that children are in contact with friends who do so without parents/carers knowing. Often children will have talked about knives with friends or heard stories about those that carry them, but parents/carers should still consider having the conversation, setting out the facts. For more information and advice regarding #HavingTheConversation see http://www.suffolk.police.uk/advice/personal-safety/knife-crime/having-conversation

Police from across the force will be targeting offenders connected with knife crime.

Officers from local policing areas, alongside drugs teams and response officers will use intelligence-led deployments, weapons sweeps and high-visibility patrols to target and disrupt offenders who carry and use knives. This is part of ongoing work with partners to tackle crime gang and associated gang activity.

Suffolk Constabulary is also working closely with schools and colleges to educate on the dangers of carrying a knife. There is a revitalised programme of officers delivering knife crime awareness messages alongside advice and guidance to children and young people across the county.

Knife amnesty bins across the county give people the opportunity to dispose of knives and blades safely. Since the Bin a Blade campaign was launched in 2011, well over 20,000 bladed items have been deposited.

Superintendent Kerry Cutler, lead for Operation Sceptre at Suffolk Police, said:

"We take positive action to try and prevent offences by removing knives and offensive weapons before any harm is caused. We will continue to highlight the dangers of carrying knives, and other weapons, and the devastating consequences this can have on the lives of young people. If you are found illegally in possession of a knife you will be arrested, put before the court and brought to justice.

"Carrying knives or other weapons do not keep you safe. By carrying a knife you are putting yourself in much greater danger, and more likely to become involved in a violent situation and get injured yourself. This is a key message which we emphasis in our awareness-raising work with children and young people across Suffolk.”

"This week of activity is also part of our ongoing commitment to disrupt criminal gangs and take as many knives and weapons off our streets as possible. There are a number of knife amnesty bins across the county in place across the county and I would encourage people to use them and help us to keep Suffolk safe.

Two new knife amnesty bins have been installed in Queen’s Way and Bramford Road in Ipswich. In addition there is also a knife bin outside Ipswich Fire Station and at police stations in Lowestoft, Bury St Edmunds, Mildenhall, Sudbury and Haverhill.

Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore said: "If there is a message that is very pertinent in Suffolk right now, it is please #StopKnifeCrime.

"Since the last Operation Sceptre earlier this year, a young man sadly lost his life on a residential road in Ipswich.  The tragic stabbing of Tavis Spencer-Aitkens must focus our attention on this terrible, terrible knife issue and act as a step change for the behaviour of our young people.

"We need to do all we can through education, peer pressure, policing and sentencing to make it absolutely clear that it’s never acceptable for a person to carry a knife or weapon. I find it really disappointing that anyone carries a blade of any kind.  I would implore all parents to talk to their children about the dangers of knife crime.  This growing trend has got to stop, carrying a knife just doesn’t make you safe, it can lead to dreadful consequences.

"I fully support the Constabulary’s campaign and would encourage anyone who has a knife or any other weapon to dispose of them responsibly and immediately. Ultimately it is about making Suffolk as safe as possible.”

Anyone with information on knife crime in their local community is asked to contact Suffolk Police on 101, or pass information to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. In an emergency, always dial 999.

For more information and advice about knife crime do look at our website -

www.suffolk.police.uk/advice/personal-safety/knife-crime

For further advice see

http://noknivesbetterlives.com/young-people/nkbl-campaigns  

Help us keep our communities safe.

Police advice on a variety of subjects can be accessed via  https://www.suffolk.police.uk/advice

To report something, or to otherwise contact Police, use the link http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us 

To report something anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Alternatively call 101 for non-urgent matters.

Always call 999 in emergencies, or if an immediate police response is required.
Police Connect Team

18 Sep 18


180918 - Rural Policing Team target hare-coursing in day of action

posted 18 Sep 2018, 01:12 by Chris Hoare


Suffolk Constabulary’s Rural Policing Team, working together with other police forces across the Eastern region in Operation Galileo, had a successful day of action highlighting and disrupting rural crime, focusing on hare-coursing.

The rural team were joined by additional officers and also a police volunteer on 14th September for a proactive day of enforcement against hare-coursers. Using intelligence and information from the Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) system officers were able to target specific vehicles known to be used by offenders for hare-coursing. A new all-terrain vehicle (ATV), both marked and unmarked vehicles, as well as a drone were used during the operation.

A number of vehicles were stopped as a result and the occupants spoken to. Two people were reported for various offences in connection with the carriage of scrap metal. In addition several reports of people trespassing on land with dogs were investigated but found to be legitimate dogs walkers.

Following reports that some youths on mini motorbikes were riding on footpaths and were engaged in anti-social behaviour, having previously chased sheep, officers seized two mini motorbikes and reported the riders to be summoned to court.

Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore said, "Well done to everyone involved in this day of action focused on hare-coursing.

"Suffolk is particularly vulnerable to this type of crime due to our big open spaces and population of brown hares, so it is very important to make it clear that this despicable behaviour will not be tolerated in Suffolk.

Nick Stonehouse, Head of the Rural Policing Team said, "It was a successful day and while there were no reports of hare-coursing that day, this may well be due to the overt presence of officers in marked rural vehicles deterring offenders. I would ask to the public to assist us by reporting suspicious activity in the countryside by calling police on 101. If a crime is in progress do call 999.”


Help us keep our communities safe.

Police advice on a variety of subjects can be accessed via  https://www.suffolk.police.uk/advice

To report something, or to otherwise contact Police, use the link http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us 

To report something anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Alternatively call 101 for non-urgent matters.

Always call 999 in emergencies, or if an immediate police response is required.


Police Connect Team
18 Sep 18

180917 - Police support national mobile phone campaign

posted 17 Sep 2018, 03:44 by Chris Hoare



Police in Suffolk will be targeting drivers who text and talk behind the wheel as part of a week-long enforcement campaign.

Operation Ringtone will run from today, Monday 17 September, until Sunday 23 September, coinciding with a nationwide campaign led by the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC).

Officers from the Roads and Armed Policing Team and Road Casualty Reduction Team will be carrying-out extra patrols using both marked and unmarked cars and motorcycles, all fitted with cameras to obtain evidence to help ensure successful prosecutions.   

During the most recent campaign held between 22 and 28 January of this year, 122 Traffic Offence Reports (TORs) were issued in Suffolk to drivers using a mobile phone whilst driving.

The constabulary will also being supporting Project EDWARD this week (European Day Without A Road Death), which is supported by all 30 TISPOL (the European Traffic Police Network) member countries. This will take place on Wednesday 19 September, with the target that no one should die on the roads of Europe on that day.

Temporary Superintendent Kris Barnard, head of the Joint Norfolk and Suffolk Roads and Armed Policing Team, said: "Driving while using a mobile phone is one of the ‘fatal four’ offences which makes you more likely to be killed or seriously injured in a collision; alongside speeding, drink/drug driving and not wearing a seatbelt.

"If drivers are talking, texting or using the internet on their phones, then they are distracted from the job at hand and less aware of potential hazards.

"The new penalties introduced in March last year saw both the fines and penalties for this offence double, so anyone caught faces a £200 fine and six penalty points on their licence. This has a significant impact for new drivers, as anyone within two years of passing their driving test receiving six penalty points will lose their licence.

"We are determined to make this offence as socially unacceptable as drink and drug driving and this stigma combined with the stiffer penalties are, in my opinion, beginning to contribute to a gradual fall in offences.”

Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore, said: "Using a mobile phone at the wheel is reckless and costs lives. It absolutely horrifies me when I see drivers on their phones and sadly we see it all too often. I hope the increased penalties will be the catalyst for change and I will look forward to seeing if this week’s campaign shows obvious sign of improvement.

"I wholeheartedly support this Operation Ringtone campaign which will see increased enforcement across the county.”

He added, "I know I have said it before, but the best way to improve safety on our roads is for every driver to remember the fatal four and put your phone out of reach, belt up, watch your speed and don’t drink if you are going to drive, that really shouldn’t be so difficult.”

More information about Project EDWARD can be found here: https://projectedward.eu/

Help us keep our communities safe.

Police advice on a variety of subjects can be accessed via  https://www.suffolk.police.uk/advice

To report something, or to otherwise contact Police, use the link http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us 

To report something anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Alternatively call 101 for non-urgent matters.

Always call 999 in emergencies, or if an immediate police response is required.


Police Connect Team


17 Sep 18


180911 - Communities urged to Make the Right Call as inappropriate enquiries still continue to be made on 999 and 101

posted 11 Sep 2018, 04:10 by Chris Hoare


Communities urged to Make the Right Call as inappropriate enquiries still continue to be made on 999 and 101

From receiving complaints about coffee-making to asking for a taxi number and not being able to log into social media accounts – these are just some of the types of calls made to the control room – many of which came through on the emergency number.

Suffolk police is today, Monday 10 September, releasing real examples of calls made to 999 and 101 in a bid to encourage people to think before they dial.

Assistant Chief Constable (ACC) Rachel Kearton said: "The number of calls for help we receive is rising and we want to make sure we speak to you as soon as possible.
 
"Around 40% of the calls made to us do not require any police action. We strive to deliver a quality service, however unnecessary calls to us take time to deal with, time we want give to those callers who genuinely need the police. The vast majority of our non-urgent calls could be resolved on our recently updated website. It offers a wealth of information, including frequently asked questions, advice and the ability to easily report minor matters and crimes online. I would urge anyone who has not seen our website recently to have a look.
 
"While we encourage anyone with a non-urgent enquiry to visit our website first, for emergencies 999 is the way to get in contact with us quickly. I’d like to remind people that by using 999 inappropriately, you could delay a real emergency call, which may have devastating consequences.”

Earlier this year, the force made improvements to its telephony system. Launched in May, the new digital system enables control room staff to identify and prioritise the most important calls that come through on the 101 number. The system also gives the flexibility the constabulary needs in the future to take full advantage of different ways to contact us as technology evolves.

ACC Kearton added: "The new system is already helping the force to manage calls by directing non-urgent or non-relevant calls to the correct partner agency or online.”

For more information or to report a non-urgent incident, which currently takes less than two minutes to do on our website, please visit: http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/report-something
 
Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Tim Passmore said: "It is crucially important that everyone knows how to contact the constabulary when they need to and it’s equally important that they know which agency to call for non-policing issues.

"You would be amazed at some of the calls that come through to Suffolk’s control room and a very high percentage are not police issues at all. By checking the constabulary’s website before you pick up the phone, you can be sure your call is directed to the correct agency, and there are plenty of issues you can now deal with online.

"The constabulary is always going to be the agency of last resort and that is absolutely right. If you are at risk, under threat or feeling vulnerable the police will help you and that will remain the case, always.”

10 examples of inappropriate calls we have received:

1. A man called 999 because no one would get him a cup of coffee.
2. My son has snatched the remote control and won’t give it back.
3. What is the best taxi company?
4. I’ve been drinking for two days; can the police come and check I’m still under the drink-drive limit?
5. What are your non-emergency numbers?
6. A doorman won’t let me in because I’m wearing tracksuit bottoms.
7. What’s the number for the Premier Inn?
8. I can’t log into my Facebook account.
9. I want to complain as there is a fly in my kebab.
10. There’s no label on my microwave meal and I don’t know how long to cook it for.

Help us keep our communities safe.

Police advice on a variety of subjects can be accessed via  https://www.suffolk.police.uk/advice

To report something, or to otherwise contact Police, use the link http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us 

To report something anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Alternatively call 101 for non-urgent matters.

Always call 999 in emergencies, or if an immediate police response is required.


Police Connect Team
11 Sep 18

180831 - More than 1,000 drivers caught speeding in campaign

posted 31 Aug 2018, 08:03 by Chris Hoare



More than 1,100 drivers were caught speeding during a week-long enforcement campaign in Suffolk this month.

Officers from the Norfolk and Suffolk Roads Policing Unit and vans from the Suffolk Safety Camera Partnership were deployed across the county to carry out checks as part of a week-long European-wide campaign co-ordinated by TISPOL between Monday 6 and Sunday 12 August.

During the campaign a total of 1,168 drivers were caught speeding, 998 of which were caught by fixed or mobile camera sites, while 170 were caught by officers on patrol.

Chief Inspector Kris Barnard, head of the Norfolk and Suffolk Roads Policing and Firearms Operations Unit, said: "Speeding is recognised as one of the ‘fatal four’ offences which leads to people being killed or serious injured in a collision along with drink driving, using a mobile phone and not wearing a seatbelt.

"We target these and other types of offences all year round but these campaigns allow to raise awareness among drivers and explain the consequences of speeding.

"Drivers should adjust their speed to suit the conditions on the road and be aware of hazards. The higher your speed, the less time you have to react. Think…could you stop in time if something unexpected happened in front of you?”

Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore, said: "Excess speed is one of the major causes of death and injury on Suffolk’s roads.

"Drivers who flout the speed limits put themselves and innocent people at considerable risk which is unacceptable. That’s why I totally support and congratulate the Suffolk Roads Policing officers for their recent enforcement campaign.

"Sadly too many motorists are flouting the limits, but I really hope the message will eventually resonate with everyone that they are there for a reason and that is to keep all road users safe and sound.

"Looking forward, our investment in roads policing and road safety will continue to be a top priority.” 

Motorists caught speeding will be issued with a TOR (Traffic Offence Report) and face a fine, points on their licence, or even court action. Some drivers can opt to take part in a speed awareness course

Help us keep our communities safe.

Police advice on a variety of subjects can be accessed via  https://www.suffolk.police.uk/advice

To report something, or to otherwise contact Police, use the link http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us 

To report something anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Alternatively call 101 for non-urgent matters.

Always call 999 in emergencies, or if an immediate police response is required.


Police Connect Team 

31 Aug 18



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