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  • Man arrested following serious incident in Meir
    on June 19, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    A man has been arrested in connection with a serious incident which took place in Meir, Stoke-on-Trent, yesterday evening (18 June). Officers were called to the eastbound slip road of the A50, near to the Meir tunnel, at around 10.15pm, following reports that a vehicle had been driven towards three teenagers. The driver then got out of the car, and reportedly assaulted one of the teenagers before leaving the scene. A 16-year-old boy suffered a minor head injury and was taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital for treatment. An 18-year-old man from Stoke-on-Trent was detained a short time later at an address in Longton. He was arrested on suspicion of common assault and failing to stop for police. He remains in custody at this time. The investigation continues this afternoon, and anyone with any information is asked to contact 101, quoting incident number 840 of 18 June. […]

  • Man arrested on suspected drugs offences after search in Burton
    on June 19, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    A 43-year-old man from Nottingham has been arrested on suspicion of drugs offences after his car was stopped in Burton yesterday (June 18). Officers stopped a black BMW in Wellington Road, Burton, just after midday and seized mobile phones and cash. The man, who was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs has been released under investigation while enquiries continue. […]

  • Officers investigate hate crime at Stoke-on-Trent Pride event
    on June 18, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    Officers from Staffordshire Police are investigating a report of a hate crime at Stoke-on-Trent Pride in Hanley on Saturday evening (15 June). A group of teenagers were verbally abusive, making several homophobic comments to another group. A teenager was also punched and kicked. Officers would like to reassure the public that a number of lines of enquiry are currently being followed and witnesses are being spoken to. Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting incident number 911 of June 15. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. […]

  • Man charged following Endon burglary
    on June 18, 2019 at 1:27 pm

    A man has been charged following a burglary at a shop in Endon. Matthew Brain, 21, of Peel Street, Stoke-on-Trent, has been charged with burglary with intent to steal following an incident at Co-Op on Leek Road at around 2.45am on Saturday morning (15 June). He has also been charged with possessing a sharp bladed article in a public place, driving whilst disqualified, and using a motor vehicle without insurance. Brain has been released on conditional bail, and is due to appear at North Staffordshire Justice Centre on July 16. Detective Constable David Stubbs, from Staffordshire Police CID, said: "Enquiries are on-going to locate a second man believed to be involved in this incident and we are appealing for any witnesses who can assist with our investigation to come forward.” If you were in the area at the time, or have any information please email quoting incident number 120 of 15 June. Alternatively, for guaranteed anonymity, […]

  • Tailgating operation sees 44 drivers stopped
    on June 18, 2019 at 12:53 pm

    A total of 44 drivers have been stopped over the past fortnight as part of a crackdown on tailgating on the M6. Officers from Central Motorway Policing Group (CMPG) have been identifying culprits as part of Operation Proximity, which was launched on Monday 3 June. Figures recently released by Highways England show that one in eight of all road casualties are caused by people who drive too close to the vehicle in front, with more than 100 people killed or seriously injured each year. The 44 drivers were stopped and given either a driving course, a court notice, a fixed penalty notice or advice. Inspector Damian Shave, from CMPG, said: “This operation is part of our commitment to making the motorway networks safer and ensuring that people are driving appropriately. “Tailgating is extremely dangerous and is an offence that can carry up to nine points. We will continue to crack down on culprits as part of our zero tolerance approach to driver’s whose standard of […]

    on June 18, 2019 at 11:24 am

    A Tamworth man who carried a rock in a sock as an improvised weapon has been jailed at Stafford Crown Court. Dale MacCall, 34, of Chaucer Close, was sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment at Stafford Crown Court yesterday (June 17). MacCall pleaded guilty to possessing a serrated blade on 6 March in Spinning School Lane, Tamworth. He also pleaded guilty to carrying a rock in a sock at Cannock railway station on 8 February. He was remanded in custody following the 6 March offence. Sergeant Gary Harborow, of Tamworth Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “We will not tolerate the carrying of offensive weapons or bladed articles on our streets. “There is no excuse for carrying weapons such as these, which are clearly used to either intimidate, threaten or cause violence.&rdquo […]





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