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The Dangers of Grooming and County Lines Drugs Gangs In Lincolnshire

Although this came from Lincolnshire, County Lines has no barriers and the issue can effect all neighbouring counties

Speak out ANONYMOUSLY about criminal gangs exploiting young and vulnerable people in your community.

County Lines is where illegal drugs are transported from one area to another, often across county boundaries and usually, although not exclusively, by children or vulnerable people who have been coerced by criminal gangs.

The ‘County Line’ refers to the phone line that is used to take orders for drugs.

A common feature in County Lines drug supply is the use of young and vulnerable people who have been targeted for recruitment and for their ease of exploitation. These young people are often used as drug runners or to move cash, so that they can stay under the radar of law enforcement. Sometimes, these young people are sent to set up a local dealing point, taking over a property of another vulnerable person.

This is referred to as ‘Cuckooing’. The person who has had their home cuckooed also becomes exploited and controlled by the criminal gang. They will often be exposed to violence, physical, mental and sexual abuse in order for the drug dealers to use their property to store, cut and sell the drugs.

The young people who are exploited by these gangs often do not realise that they are victims or realise that they have been groomed. They often feel as though they are a part of a ‘family’ and are being well looked after with gifts of money, clothes and food and payment for jobs they are carrying out. However, it becomes apparent that they are trapped into their new life and leaving seems impossible.

Signs that a young or vulnerable person is being groomed:

– They have a new group of friends
– They start using new language
– They appear to have new clothes, shoes, phones and cash
– They start to skip school
– They become secretive
– Their behaviour changes, maybe they have become emotional, withdrawn, aggressive and they start staying out later, not sayingwhere they go or who with
– They start to appear with unexplained injuries or you think they may have started carrying a weapon

It is only by raising awareness of County Lines and the 3 stages of grooming, Target, Test and Trap, that we are able to help identify those that are in need of help and support to escape a criminal lifestyle or organised criminal group.

Signs that a property may be cuckooed:

– The resident becomes withdrawn and you see them less and less
– There is an increase in traffic to the house, people on foot or cars of people coming to the property all the time
– Increase in rubbish and maybe take away containers
– Increase in anti-social behaviour, more noise
– New people in the area who you have not seen before, maybe they have an accent or are not familiar with the local area.

Some of these signs may lead to someone young and/or vulnerable who is being exploited for criminal
gains. Young and vulnerable people are enslaved, trafficked, controlled and coerced into carrying out illegal activities to ensure that others cannot be caught. They have been groomed. They were targeted, they have
been tested and now they are trapped.

You CAN help.

Call the police to report information on 101.

If you wish to report information 100% anonymously call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or complete a simple and secure form at Crimestoppers-uk.org or Fearless.org for young people

If you or your organisation would like to access further training with regards to the exploitation of young and vulnerable people, please email: safgeguarding_training@lincolnshire.gov.uk

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Emma French (OPCC Communications,Communications Manager,Lincolnshire)

RNHWA – Annual General Meeting 2.6.21

buy Neurontin uk Rutland Neighbourhood Watch Association AGM 2.6.21

Rutland NHW Association

Annual General Meeting (Virtual)

Wednesday 2nd June 2021, 7.30pm start

can you buy stromectol over the counter Special Guest

Inspector Audrey Danvers, Leicestershire Police.

immanely Agenda.

  1. Welcome,
  2. Change of status to Charitable Incorporated Organisation.
  3. Inspector Audrey Danvers.
  4. RNHWA App and Website update.
  5. Membership Audit: report of findings.
  6. AGM

6.1. Apologies

6.2. Minutes of 2019 AGM.

6.3. Directors‘ Reports.

6.4. Elections: Chairman (A Gombault)

Trustees (Gombault, R Horne, D Wheeler).

6.5.  A. O.B

Trustees of Rutland NHW Association

May 2021.

 

Annual General Meeting

All members/and non members are warmly invited to attend the Rutland Neighbourhood Watch Association’s Annual General Meeting, which will be held virtually on Wednesday 2nd June, commencing at 7.30 pm.

Members are strongly encouraged to join this important meeting, the Agenda for which is attached.  We are fortunate to have as a guest speaker the new Police Inspector for Melton and Rutland, Audrey Danvers.  The Inspector will be giving a presentation on the latest changes to policing in Rutland and her own personal vision for crime prevention in the county. There will be some time for members to ask questions.

All personel  should indicate their intention to attend this virtual meeting by emailing Adrian Gombault at agelmtc@gmail.com as soon as possible.  Those attending will then need, if they have not already done so, to download the free Zoom software from the Google Playstore.  This is a quick and simple process:  just google Zoom for their website, click on the Sign Up button and follow the directions thereafter.  A week or so before the date of the meeting, you will receive an email containing a link to the meeting and instructions how to use it.

Adrian Gombault, Ruthven Horne, David Wheeler

The Directors of Rutland NHW Association

NB  A version of this notice has been posted out as an email Alert, which appears on the Rutland NHW smartphone app. This is to ensure we give the maximum opportunity to attend to any who may not have received an invitation.  If you have already registered your interest, there is no need to respond to any additional messages.

Co-Op Local Cause

Please help us to help you by supporting Rutland Neighbourhood Watch Association (RNHWA) as your local cause at the Coop.  By simply shopping at the Coop you can be helping us.

This year we are making a determined effort to raise money to help pay the ‘hosting’, technical, and development costs we will face in the next 12 months with the Rutland NHW smartphone App and our Website (https://rutlandnhw.org.uk).

The Coop has a system of charitable giving where they donate 2p in the £ to Charity.  From each £ spent in their stores they donate 1p to a National cause and 1p goes to a local cause.  RNHWA was fortunate to be selected as one of three local causes benefiting from spending at our nominated locations, the Uppingham Coop and the Corby Funeral Parlour.

The spending would normally be split three ways, but if MEMBERS nominate our cause (Rutland Neighbourhood Watch Association, ID number 52769), we get all that person’s allocation.  It is therefore in our interests to persuade as many customers as possible, to join the Coop as Members (cost £1), so they can nominate us as their local cause.

To do this, sign into your Coop Membership Account at https://www.coop.co.uk/contact-us’ or Tel 0800.0234708 (M-F 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm) and nominate us.  You can ask that this remains so until 1.11.21 when a new scheme starts.

Only Members may vote for a Local Cause.  If you are not currently a Coop Member please consider joining (cost £1), by ringing the above number, after which you may nominate us as above.

It is in our interests to promote our involvement in this scheme and persuade supporters (who are not already Coop Members), to join, and then along with those who are already Members, to nominate us as their Local Cause.  Please nominate us and try to persuade friends and members of your group, Neighbourhood Watch, Resident Association, or Social Media Group to do the same.

We are entirely run by volunteers, with no premises and few overheads, other than the App and linked Website.  Our work with the Coop will also try to recruit volunteers, increase new App ‘Users’, and broaden our demographic.

Attached is a copy of a leaflet and Poster to be circulated in the Uppingham Store and the Corby Funeral Parlour.

Further, on occasions I will be visiting these premises, plus a school and Youth organisation, to promote our Cause with Ms Angela Wilson a Coop Local Member Pioneer, and try to recruit new ‘Users’, volunteers, and feedback on the App from a young person’s perspective.

If you can help in any way with ideas to improve the App/Website, please let me know.

To date, the sum allocated to Rutland Neighbourhood Watch at 15.1.21 is £156.19.

 

Ruthven (Russ) Horne

Trustee RNHWA

‘rutlandnhw@gmail.com

Poster for Co-Op Notice Board

Leaflet for Co-Op campaign