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Knife Crime Information Evening – Friday 20 September 2019

Rutland Police is staging a knife crime information evening on Friday (20 Sept).

The event is being organised by Oakham Police’s PC Joe Lloyd, but will be led by Sgt Darren Richardson, Neighbourhood Team Sergeant for Rutland.

PC Lloyd told Oakham Nub News: “While we don’t have a knife crime issue in Rutland, we do have knife crime.

“We are holding the information evening in support of Leicestershire Police’s week of knife crime action as part of National Operation Sceptre.

“I’d like to see as many parents and carers, along with teenagers, as possible attend the event to better understand the consequences of knife crime.

“There will also be officers attending who have first-hand experience of dealing with knife crime.”

The information evening is being held on Friday at The King Centre, Main Road, Barleythorpe, starting at 6pm until 7pm.

Leicestershire Police’s knife crime action week was launched this week (Mon 16 Sept.).

It is supported by the force’s established #LivesNotKnives campaign and partnership work which aims to reduce knife crime by targeting those carrying weapons and disrupt the supply of knives available to use.

Superintendent Shane O’Neill, who leads the force’s response to knife crime, said: “Tackling violent crime, including those who carry knives, is a force priority.

“This national week of action has long been planned but forms part of our LivesNotKnives work which seeks to collaborate with partners, including schools, councils, health and charitable organisations, as well as parents to deal with this issue.

“Young people need to know that they are more at risk of becoming a victim if they carry a knife.

“It’s also important that people know where to get advice and support from if they want help to stop carrying a knife or have concerns about someone they know who has one.

“We are doing everything we can to catch offenders and deal with them appropriately.

“Ultimately, knife crime will not be tolerated on our streets.”

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Will Ryan (Police, Enquiry Officer, Rutland)


Local Crime Alert

Since the last Neighbourhood watch brief we have had numerous reports of criminal damage in the Uppingham area.  Known suspect has damaged property/premises with graffiti.
These incidents occurred between 09/09/2019 17:15 & 11/09/2019 22:45.

One report of an attempt burglary residential in Chaple Lane, Barrowden. Unknown persons have attempted entry via a rear door damaging the lock. This incident occurred between 08/09/2019 15:00 & 13/09/2019 11:00.

One report of theft in Church St, Ryhall. Unknown persons have taken property from the side of the house. This incident occurred between 13/09/2019 10:00 & 13/09/2019 13:00.

Latest News – How to report possible terrorist activity

Who to contact: Call 999 if there is an immediate threat to life. If you have information about possible terrorist activity, call the police anti-terrorist hotline: 0800 789 321. You can also call Leicestershire Police on 101 to report anything that you consider suspicious or connected with terrorism.

What is happening in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland?

Terrorism is a real and serious threat to us all. To counter the terrorist threat, we need to all work together to tackle the terrorist challenge.
We are working closely with key partner agencies and communities to tackle any extremism.

What can you do to help?

Although there is no specific threat to Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, it is important that the public remain alert and aware of their surroundings. Together we can fight terrorism and make our communities safer.

Report it

We want to hear from anyone who sees anything suspicious, be it a vehicle, package or person. These are difficult to define and we advise people to rely on instinct about whether something is suspicious. In any case we would prefer people to call us if in any doubt.

We will act on it

We will act on information from the public and potential security risks will be taken seriously. This might mean that sometimes roads are closed and buildings evacuated but we are sure that people in the region understand that public safety must always be our first concern and would react in their usual patient manner.

Protecting you

We are also sending a clear message that we will take action to protect the right of all communities to pursue their way of life as they wish, free of the fear of violence and intimidation.

Helping us to help you

Vigilance on the part of the public is one of the best ways of preventing and detecting crime, including terrorist crime. We firmly believe that communities defeat terrorism. Please let us know if you have any suspicions. We don’t mind if it proves to be a false alarm.

Report online material promoting terrorism or extremism

You can make your report anonymously. The internet and social media provides many opportunities for those with extreme views to target young or vulnerable individuals.  The Counter Terrorism Internet Referral Unit puts considerable effort into removing terrorist and extremist material however, communities defeat terrorism, which is why we must maintain the strong relationship between the public and police. Police depend on information from the public in efforts to keep us all safe and we are asking anyone who has concerns about online content to report it.

You can report material such as:
articles, images, speeches or videos that promote terrorism or encourage violence
content encouraging people to commit acts of terrorism
websites made by terrorist or extremist organisations
videos of terrorist attacks
Anyone with information about a crime in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland can:
Visit our website and report online
Call 101 (always call 999 in an emergency)
Call Crimestoppers free and anonymously on 0800 555 111


Beat Surgery at Buttercross, Marketplace Oakham, on 21st Sept between 10:00 & 11:00
Beat Surgery at Uppingham Methodist Church on 27th Sept between 10:00 & 11:00
Beat Surgery at Thistleton Church on 5th Oct between 10:30 & 11:30
Beat Surgery at Empingham Methodist Church on 7th Oct between 14:00 & 15:00
Beat Surgery at Uppingham Library on 25th Oct between 10:00 & 11:00

Message Sent By
Will Ryan (Police, Enquiry Officer, Rutland)

Local Crime Update Rutland – 7 days ending 7.9.19.

NB : Under the Data Protection Act, we are advised we should not usually identify, or provide information that can easily identify an individual. In such cases part information will be omitted e.g. an asterisk may be used in place of one letter of a suspect vehicle.

Oakham Beat.

Theft of fence panels new build site, Spinny Hill Road, Uppingham Road between 1.20am-1.30am 4.9.19 (Wed).  A number of new fence panels (number not yet known) was believed removed in a white Mercedes van.  Reg No not known.

If you have any information on this theft or vehicle please contact Oakham Police quoting crime ref 19*474976.

North Beat.

Nothing appropriate for circulation.

South Beat

Preston – Burglary dwelling, Main Street, between 6pm 31.8 and 9am 1.9. Owner on holiday, believed entry gained but not yet known if anything stolen.

North Luffenham – Burglary dwelling, Rosewood Close, between 3.45pm – 4.15pm 3.9.19 (Tues).  Kawasaki motor cross bike stolen from garden shed.  Owner threatened with what appeared to be sawn off shotgun.  One arrest made enquiries continue into others involved.

Would anyone with CCTV living in the area check to see if they have any recording which may be of value to Police.  Pass to Eastern Counties Crime Unit quoting reference 19*469788.


Nothing appropriate for circulation.


Russ Horne.