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  • Man jailed for importing and supplying monkey dust
    on August 23, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    A 49-year-old man has been jailed for two years and three months for importing and supplying monkey dust.Michael Anthony McGraw, of Rochester Road, Sandford Hill, Stoke-on-Trent, was convicted and sentenced at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court this week (Tuesday 20 August) after pleading guilty to the importation of MDPHP, known as monkey dust, supplying MDPHP and possessing/acquiring criminal property.McGraw was arrested on 17 April 2019 when a drugs warrant was executed as his home address.DS James Brady, from CID, said: "McGraw has been sentenced for importing monkey dust into Stoke-on-Trent. This operation clearly demonstrates Staffordshire Police's commitment to tackling criminals who seek to profit from the misery inflicted by the distribution of drugs."This was a complex investigation and demonstrates our dedication in reducing the danger these substances pose on the streets."

    on August 23, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    A post mortem has revealed a man found collapsed in a Stoke-on-Trent street this morning (Aug 23) had suffered stab wounds. Detectives are investigating the death of the man, who was in his twenties and from the local area. He was found collapsed at the junction of Cavendish Street and Josiah Wedgwood Street, Etruria, at 2:40am. Colleagues from the ambulance service were attending to the man, but sadly nothing could be done to save him and he was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have cordoned off the area while a forensic examination of the scene takes place. The man is not being named at this time and the force is kindly asking people not to speculate about his identity or the incident as enquiries continue. Detective Inspector Alan Lyford, of Staffordshire Police, said: “We want to hear from anyone in the area who may have seen something in the early hours of this morning (Friday), or may have CCTV or dash-cam footage to come forward. “We are working to […]

  • Did you witness an assault in Fenton?
    on August 23, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    Detectives investigating an incident in Fenton this morning (23 August) in which a man's face was slashed are appealing for witnesses to come forward. The incident took place at around 5.30am in a side road off King Street near the petrol station. A 24 year-old man sustained his injury following an argument between him and an unknown male. He was taken to the Royal Stoke University Hospital for treatment where he remains. Anyone with any information is asked to ring 101 quoting incident 81 of 23 August. Alternatively, for guaranteed anonymity, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

  • Staffordshire Police support national speeding campaign
    on August 23, 2019 at 2:40 pm

    Police in Staffordshire will be focusing on drivers who speed in a bid to reduce the number of deaths and casualties on the county’s roads this summer. The campaign's primary aim is to prevent speeding by increasing awareness and education around the dangers of speeding, and enforce the law on those caught putting themselves and other in danger. Last year, a number of people sadly died on Staffordshire roads and speeding is one of the major contributing factors in road traffic collisions. The targeted activity will take place until the end of August and is part of a national approach co-ordinated by the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC). The force’s roads policing unit, together with Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership, police community support officers, special constables and Community Speed Watch volunteers, will be out and about in local communities taking part in a number of education and enforcement initiatives. The safety camera team will be using their […]

  • Woman wanted in connection with number of offences
    on August 23, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    A woman wanted in connection with various offences in Stoke-on-Trent is sought by officers from Staffordshire Police. We are appealing to the public to get in touch if they have seen, or have any information on the whereabouts of Kylie Owens. The 31-year-old wanted in connection with a number of offences including theft, handling stolen property, assault and failing to appear. She has connections in Hanley and Burslem. Anyone with any information is urged to contact Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 71 of 22 May. Alternatively, please call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 .

  • Appeal for information relating to an assault in Rugeley
    on August 23, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    Witnesses to an assault in Rugeley where two men sustained head injuries are being asked to come forward. At around 9.50pm on Sunday 26 May, an officer on patrol came across two men with head injuries on Bow Street. A 49-year-old man, from Uttoxeter, had cuts to his nose and a 36-year-old man who was with him had a wound on the back of his head which needed hospital treatment. The assault is believed to have taken place in Olly's Bar on Bow Street and was carried out by someone unknown to the two men. Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information is asked to ring 101 quoting incident 826 of 26 May. Alternatively, for guaranteed anonymity, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.





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