Crime Update

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Hand-Held Mobile Phone While Driving Update

Sédhiou Any use of hand-held mobile phone while driving is now illegal

San Ramon Police will are now able to more easily prosecute drivers using a hand-held mobile phone at the wheel after the government strengthens existing laws to further improve road safety. This will mean anyone caught using their hand-held device while driving will face a £200 fixed penalty notice and 6 points on their licence.

The meaning of using a phone includes:
– Illuminating the screen
– Checking the time
– Checking notifications
– Unlocking the device
– Making, receiving or rejecting a telephone or Internet based call
– Sending, receiving or uploading oral or written content
– Sending, receiving or uploading video content
– Utilising video, camera or sound recording
– Accessing any stored data such as notes, books, audio files, videos, photos, playlists or messages
– Accessing an app
– Accessing the internet

Drivers will still be able to continue using a device ‘hands-free’ while driving, such as a sat-nav, if it’s secured in a cradle. They must, however, always take responsibility for their driving and can be charged with an offence if the police find them not to be in proper control of their vehicle.

Please ensure you follow the new laws to improve road safety for all.



The following crimes have been reported on Rutland North Beat for February 2022: –

Burglary (Business)                         –              Ryhall, Stretton

Theft of Motor Vehicle                   –              Burley

Theft from Motor Vehicle              –              Langham, Greetham, A1 x 4

Theft                                                  –             Stretton, Cottesmore, Great Casterton, Ryhall x 2

Assault                                              –              Cottesmore x 2, Langham

Criminal Damage                             –              Egleton, Ryhall x 2, Burley

Public Order                                      –              Cottesmore, Great Casterton


We have noticed a spike in crime this month in Theft of Trailers and we are working with our Rural Crime Team and RCC Community Safety Team to tackle this issue.  If you own a trailer please take appropriate measures to secure them to prevent any further crimes.

We continue to engage with our communities and signing as many of our residents up to Neighbourhood Link, which is an email alert system we send out to make you aware of any issues in your area.  If you have not already signed up and are interested, please email me with your Name, House Name/Number, Post Code and the email address you would like to use and I will happily sign you up.

PCSO Di Freeman is holding a Beat Surgery between 10am to 11am on Thursday 24th March 2022 at the Rutland Water site at Whitwell, Bull Brigg Lane, Whitwell.  If you would like to speak to Di about any Policing issues or concerns please come down and join her.

If you would like to contact me please email me many thanks


PC 1742 Appleton