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180619 - Community Engagement Officers begin work

posted 19 Jun 2018, 07:07 by Chris Hoare



Suffolk Constabulary’s nine new Community Engagement Officers (CEO) are now in post and will be working hard to ensure they engage with communities, individuals and partners in their area.

These dedicated officers will work closely with the Safer Neighbourhood Teams (SNTs) to build engagement opportunities to keep communities better informed of what the force is doing, identify crime trends in their area and be responsible for organising some particular public meetings.

The CEOs will use a variety of engagement tools that will include face to face meetings and surgeries, but will also make increasing use of digital and social media. By using all of these methods they will ensure that relevant information is provided in a timely way.

Whilst the CEOs have been working to prepare for the launch, the nine officers will officially be in post from Monday 18 June. Each CEO will be using a dedicated Facebook account for their locality to ensure residents are aware of, and can take part in, events, campaigns, initiatives and meetings. They will also be looking at how they can support and develop volunteer schemes in their areas such as Community Speedwatch and Neighbourhood Watch.

Assistant Chief Constable Rachel Kearton said: "These new posts will form a key role in maintaining that all important public facing presence to all our communities. They will work with partners including schools, parish and district councils and the voluntary sector to provide timely information.”

"We recognise that there is a need for more visible policing. This enhanced level of community engagement will complement the work of the SNT officers and ensure that one person coordinates all issues in the locality and provides a public facing presence”.

"Our Constabulary digital presence has seen huge growth over recent years, so we need to be alive to the fact that many members of the public prefer to engage with us using social media rather than the more traditional methods.

"So, while the traditional methods will still be used, it is hoped that by giving the Community Engagement Officers access to social media platforms this will help enrich relationships with local residents.”

Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore said:  "I am very pleased to see the introduction of these Engagement Officers across the county. In my conversations with residents the one thing that comes up time and time again is communication with the Constabulary – these dedicated officers will help improve links with the communities we serve and I am sure the public will appreciate this.


"Policing has changed, so we will never go back to the ‘Dixon of Dock Green’ idyll of officers on every corner but I hope this new role, which will provide a named officer for local residents to contact, will go some way to providing the public facing policing that people want.”

The CEO is a uniformed operational role, operating from the nine existing locality bases with the officers’ working day and evening shifts.

 

The nine Community Engagement Officers are:

 

PC Helen Self - Mildenhall

PC Paul Fox - Bury St Edmunds

PC Stefan Henriksen – Stowmarket

PC Amy Yeldham - Lowestoft

PC Simon Green - Halesworth

PC Rachael Partridge - Ipswich East, Felixstowe & Woodbridge

PC Jonathan Cuff - Ipswich Central

PC David Wright - Ipswich West & Hadleigh

PC Jon Gerrish – Sudbury & Haverhill

 

Full details of the nine officers can be found here on the Suffolk Constabulary website:

http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/community-engagement-officers



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180619 - Antique jewellery stolen from Snape Maltings

posted 19 Jun 2018, 06:53 by Chris Hoare   [ updated 19 Jun 2018, 06:59 ]


Police are appealing for witnesses to two incidents of theft that took place near Saxmundham.

The items stolen are attached.  


        
  


See press release for more information.https://www.suffolk.police.uk/news/latest-news/14-06-2018/antique-jewellery-stolen-snape-maltings



Anyone who witnessed the incidents or knows of the whereabouts of the jewellery or clocks should contact Suffolk Police on 101, quoting crime number 37/31709/18 for the jewellery theft and 37/24729/18 for the clock thefts or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.



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19 Jun 18

180530 Man charged in connection with 18 business burglaries

posted 30 May 2018, 11:34 by Chris Hoare


A 35-year-old man has been charged in connection with 20 offences, including 18 burglary incidents at businesses in east Suffolk, 11 of which occurred in Southwold.

Marc Nicholls, previously of Hawke Road in Ipswich, has been charged with conspiracy to burgle. This relates to 13 burglaries and six attempted burglaries at business premises, along with one dwelling burglary and one count of theft.

The offences, which occurred between 20 December 2017 and 3 February 2018, are as follows:

High Street, Southwold   

-       Attempted burglary at Serin Aveda hair salon; and burglary at an adjacent premises between 21 and 22 December

-       Burglary at Tilly & Grace Boutique between 27 and 28 December

-       Burglary at the Black Olive Delicatessen on 6 January 2018

-       Two burglaries at St Elizabeth Hospice Charity and Observatory Opticians; and two attempted burglaries at Two Magpies Bakery and Sue Ryder charity shop; all occurring between 7 and 8 January

-       Burglary at Marks Fish Shop; and attempted burglary Serin Aveda Hair salon between 12 and 15 January

-       Burglary at The Salon between 29 and 30 January

Thoroughfare, Woodbridge

-       Three burglaries at the British Red Cross; Happiness Store; and The Sandwich Shop; all occurring between 12 and 13 January

Other locations

-       Attempted burglary at Toby’s Pet Shop, Bridge Street, Framlingham, on 24 January

-       Burglaries at Beauty at the Blue Door, High Street, Aldeburgh; and Blonde & Chestnut, Sizewell Road, Leiston, between 29 and 30 January

-       Burglaries at the Co-op in Debenham; and a dwelling in The Street, Earl Soham; and theft at a property in Woodlands Road, Holbrook; all occurring between 1 and 2 February

Nicholls has been remanded in custody and will appear before Preston Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 7 June.


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30 May 18

100529 Be prepared for delays as Suffolk Show gets underway

posted 29 May 2018, 06:46 by Chris Hoare


The 2018 Suffolk Show gets underway tomorrow (Wed 30 May) and police are reminding drivers that they may need to allow extra time for their journey.
 
The show takes place this year on Wednesday 30 May and Thursday 31 May at Trinity Park and police are urging motorists to be prepared for a few delays if they are driving in the area.
 
Thousands of visitors are expected to attend the two-day event and, as there may be some disruption, police are asking drivers to think ahead and either leave more time for their journey at peak times or, if appropriate, to find an alternative route.
 
Alongside the regular road measures put in place for the two days of the show, as detailed below, new arrangements are being put in place on the show site designed to improve traffic flow into parking areas, to further lessen delays, however unexpected collisions or incidents may slow things down.
 
The sheer volume of traffic heading to the site means there may be some hold-ups, particularly near the A12/ A14 Seven Hills junction.
 
Regardless of whether you’re heading to the Show or not officers are urging you to follow signing and arrangements in place to ensure things run as smoothly as possible.
 
Drivers approaching the Show along the A12 from Woodbridge will be directed along the Bucklesham village route, while those approaching from the west along the A14 are asked to use lane one after the Orwell Bridge to minimise the disruption for vehicles travelling to Felixstowe, and to then come off at the Seven Hills A14/ A12 roundabout, use both lanes on the slip road off the A14 and then utilise two lanes around the roundabout itself towards the showground.
 
Traffic from Ipswich should make use of arrangements along Bucklesham Road to access Gate 4, while those approaching from Felixstowe should follow signing off the A14 prior to the Seven Hills junction. Drivers are being asked to follow these routes in reverse when leaving the showground, with two lanes of traffic flowing from Gate 10 back to the Seven Hills interchange.
 
Police will be on hand to respond to reports of collisions or specific delays and will also be on patrol within the showground.
 
Officers are also encouraging visitors to the Show to come along to say hello to some of the policing teams who will be on the site during the event, and to remember to take basic crime reduction measures to protect your belongings.
 
The Constabulary will have a marquee, which will give you the opportunity to come along and talk to the team, as well as involvement in other road safety stands. The displays will include crime prevention advice, particularly around rural crime; cybercrime; the Suffolk Special Constabulary and volunteering; roads policing and Bike Safe; and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.
 
Officers will also be on patrol on the site, as they are each year, however police are advising all those heading to the Show to be security conscious.
 
Please remember to lock your vehicle and remove any valuables before leaving your car unattended and please be aware of your surroundings while you’re out enjoying all the Show has to offer.

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29 May 18

180523 Appeal after livestock worried by dog - Bedfield

posted 23 May 2018, 05:24 by Chris Hoare


Officers are appealing for information following an incident in Bedfield in which a dog worried livestock.  

The incident took place in a field in the village of Bedfield near Framlingham on Saturday 19 May at around midday (12.00pm) A dog got into a paddock and chased three horses for approximately 15 minutes. The owner noticed the next day that one of the horses had suffered an injury as a result of the incident and sadly had to be put down. 

The dog is described as brown/fawn bull terrier and was with a woman, thought to be the owner. 

Police are reminding dog owners to take appropriate steps to keep their pets under control as they are responsible for them and their conduct when out walking. 

Witnesses or anybody with any information are asked to contact Suffolk Police on 101 quoting reference 24194/18 or use the online reporting link - http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/report-something


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180523 Hollesley Bay prisoner fails to return

posted 23 May 2018, 03:37 by Chris Hoare   [ updated 23 May 2018, 03:41 ]


Police are appealing for help to trace a Hollesley Bay prisoner who has failed to return following a period of home leave.

Sean Gomez, aged 50-years-old, was released on temporary licence to go to an address in Harlow, on Friday 18 May and was due to return yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 22 May) However, he has failed to return and was subsequently reported missing to police. 

Gomez is serving a six year sentence for manslaughter.  

He is described as white, 5 feet 11 inches tall, of slight build, clean shaven with brown hair and green eyes. 

Gomez has links to Southend and Harlow, Essex. Members of the public are advised not to approach him. 

Anyone who may have seen Gomez, or who has any information regarding his whereabouts, is asked to contact Suffolk Police on 101.

A picture of Gomez is attached and can also be viewed on the ‘wanted’ page of our website www.suffolk.police.uk.



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23 May 18

180516 - - Hollesley Bay Prison; Absconders

posted 16 May 2018, 01:07 by Chris Hoare   [ updated 16 May 2018, 01:11 ]


Police are appealing for help in tracing two Hollesley Bay prisoners who have absconded.


  
 

Wilsdon is serving a seven years and six months sentence for robbery and assault.

He is described as white, five feet 11 inches tall, with blue eyes, brown hair and weighs around 13.5 stone. He has a tribal tattoo on his right arm.



    


Smith is serving a one year and 11 months sentence for theft, burglary and assault.


He is described as white, six feet tall, with blue eyes, blonde hair and is of slight build, weighing around 10.5 stone. He has a tattoo on his lower right arm and a scar on the right side of his face.

 
 

Both men have connections to Cambridgeshire.  Members of the public are advised not to approach the men.

Anyone who believes they may have seen Matthew Wilsdon or Richard Smith, or who has any information regarding their whereabouts, is asked to contact Suffolk Police on 101 quoting Cad 262 of Tuesday 15 May.


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16 May 18

180514 Missing Ipswich teenager found

posted 14 May 2018, 05:42 by Chris Hoare



A teenage girl missing from Ipswich has been found.

Josie Brennan, aged 15, was reported missing on Wednesday 9 May.

Josie was located by police on Saturday 12 May.

Police would like to thank the public and media for their help with the appeal.


Help us keep our communities safe.

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

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

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14 May 18

180511 County wide warning - Attempted HMRC phone scam

posted 11 May 2018, 09:38 by Earl Soham Parish Council


Countywide – Warning after attempted HMRC phone fraud

Police are reminding residents to be alert for telephone scams after an attempted fraud was foiled in the Ipswich area.

The incident occurred on Wednesday 9 May when the victim received a call from a person purporting to be from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), stating that he was being investigated for an historic tax fraud.

The suspect then told the victim that as he had failed to respond to letters he had been sent in the post, court proceedings would now begin against him unless he made an immediate cash payment in excess of £4,000, which would be collected by an agent.

The victim went to his bank in Ipswich to withdraw the money, during which time his wife became suspicious about the call and contacted the police. Officers attended the bank and also the victim’s address and ensured that no money was handed over, speaking to the suspect on the phone when he called back and informing him that the matter had been reported to the police.

Suffolk Constabulary are reminding residents that HMRC will never make phone calls, use text messages or email to tell you about a tax rebate or penalty and will never ask for a cash payment in this way.

For advice on keeping yourself safe against scams, please visit: https://www.suffolk.police.uk/advice/crime-prevention-z.

For more information on this type of crime do visit: http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/news/alert-fraudsters-claiming-to-be-from-hmrc-jun17

Alternatively, report incidents of fraud to Action Fraud using their online reporting tool http://www.actionfraud.police.uk or by calling 0300 1232040.
 
You can also sign up to the Trading Standards weekly email alert on rogues and scams targeting Suffolk at www.suffolk.gov.uk/JoinTheFight



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180510 Appeal to trace missing teenager - Josie Brennan

posted 10 May 2018, 02:57 by Earl Soham Parish Council   [ updated 10 May 2018, 02:58 ]


Police are appealing for help in tracing a missing Ipswich teenager.

Josie Brennan, aged 15, of St Edmunds Road, was last seen at her home address at around 11pm on Tuesday 8 May.



Josie is described as white, 5ft 5in tall, of slim build and with shoulder-length wavy dyed black hair. She is believed to be dressed in black clothing and will have a black rucksack with her.

Officers are concerned for the welfare of Josie and are appealing for anyone who may have seen her or know of her whereabouts to contact Suffolk Police on 101.


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.


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10 May 18

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