Mar 28

All Age Disability Support Services Market Event – 1st April

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Mar 26

Success for Operation Protect

Operation Protect is being deemed a success with 47 warrants executed, 65 arrests made and 175 community engagement events taking place all in the one day.

Around 2000 members of the Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police workforce and their partner agencies have joined together for the operation today, Thursday 26 March, in what has been the largest operation ever delivered across all communities served by the alliance.

The aim of Operation Protect is to open the doors on policing across the seven policing areas in order to show how our workforce is determined and committed to protecting you and your families from harm 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Activities are continuing into the evening, but the results so far include:

  • 47 warrants carried out65 people arrested in total so far
  • Around 30 vehicles seized in Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) operations
  • 45 ‘wraps’ of a suspected class A drug were seized in one warrant at an address on Avon Road in Kidderminster
  • In excess of 80 cannabis plants uncovered at a property in Rugby
  • A stolen £15,000 ‘site dumper’ recovered during a multi-agency road safety operation at Strensham Services on the M5
  • 33 visits made to schools to talk to young people about topics such as stranger danger, crime prevention, internet safety and cyber crime
  • 45 anti social behaviour directed patrols and events
  • Dementia awareness events taking place in Malvern, Warndon and Worcester with 102 ‘dementia friends’ trained

You can see videos, pictures and updates on our social media accounts (#OpProtect) and on our Flickr pages:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/warwickshirepolice/sets/72157651567964481

https://www.flickr.com/photos/west_mercia_police/sets/72157651164749488



Published 26/03/15

Source Article from http://www.warwickshire.police.uk/article/9077/Success-for-Operation-Protect

Mar 26

Operation Protect sees 46 arrests so far

Operation Protect, which launched at 5am this morning (Thursday 26 March), has seen a total of 38 warrants executed and 46 arrests made so far across the communities served by Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police.

45 ‘wraps’ of a suspected class A drug were seized in one warrant at an address on Avon Road in Kidderminster and in excess of 80 cannabis plants were uncovered at a property in Rugby.

The arrests include 27 people who are now in custody on suspicion of drugs offences.

In addition to this enforcement activity 12 Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) operations to tackle criminals using the roads in our counties are underway and directed activity has taken place in 10 areas to address community concerns about anti social behaviour.

Community engagement forms a vital part of the work being carried out for Operation Protect, which aims to open the doors on the world of policing across the seven policing areas. 37 community engagement events are taking place and four schools visits have been carried out to engage with students on a range of topics, including online safety and cyber crime.

We’ll be updating this site and our social media accounts throughout the day with all latest news and updates as they happen. You can also follow the hashtag #OpProtect on Twitter.



Published 26/03/15

Source Article from http://www.warwickshire.police.uk/article/9073/Operation-Protect-sees-46-arrests-so-far

Mar 26

Leamington man wanted for recall to prison

John Anthony Brindley has been recalled to prison by the National Offender Management Service for breaking the terms of his licence following his release on 20/03/15.

The 40-year-old is originally from Nuneaton but was released to a bail hostel in Leamington after serving a prison sentence for robbery.

He is described as white, 6ft tall, of a large build with shaved ginger hair.

John Anthony Brindley
John Anthony Brindley

Detective Inspector David Wilson from Warwickshire Police said: “Despite our best efforts to locate Mr. Brindley, we have been unable to trace him and although officers are still looking for him, we would appeal to anyone with information about his whereabouts to contact us.

“It is thought he could be in the Leamington Spa area and we are asking that anyone who sees or recognises Mr. Brindley, not to approach him and to contact police immediately on 101 quoting incident number 303 of 20/3/15.

“We would like to remind people that anyone who is sheltering him or otherwise helping him to evade capture may also find themselves in trouble with the police.”

 

Issued 26 March 2015, 13:00 Helen Blake, Corporate Communications

 



Published 26/03/15

Source Article from http://www.warwickshire.police.uk/article/9070/Police-in-Leamington-Spa-are-appealing-for-the-publics-help-to-find-a-man-who-is-wanted-for-recall-to-prison

Mar 26

Protecting you from harm 24/7 – Operation Protect launches

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More than 2000 members of the Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police workforce are joining together today, Thursday 26 March, for Operation Protect – the largest operation ever delivered across all communities served by the alliance.

The aim of Operation Protect is to show you how every single member of our workforce is determined and committed to protecting you and your families from harm 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

The operation began at 5am this morning and will see more than 40 warrants carried out alongside Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) operations to tackle criminals using the roads in our counties, community speed watch events, test purchase operations, schools visits to promote online safety, community engagement and crime prevention events and much more.

Individuals from all roles and positions are involved in the day; police officers, Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs), special constables, cadets, staff and volunteers.

Speaking about Operation Protect this morning Deputy Chief Constable Anthony Bangham said: “We want today to be an opportunity for us to open the doors on the world of policing to give you, the people we serve, a chance to see the work that is carried out 24/7 in order to protect you.

“Every single member of our alliance, no matter what their job title, plays an important role in protecting our communities from harm every day of the year.

“We are dedicated to being open and transparent. This our chance to give one clear strong message that we are here to catch criminals, prevent crime, tackle anti social behaviour and to engage with our communities to reassure them and to keep them safe. Today we are taking that opportunity.”

We’ll be updating this site and our social media accounts (#OpProtect) throughout the day with all latest news and updates as they happen.



Published 26/03/15

Source Article from http://www.warwickshire.police.uk/article/9064/Protecting-you-from-harm-247—Operation-Protect-launches

Mar 26

Police Recruitment Event – Wednesday 25th March

Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police are inviting anyone interested in applying to either force to attend the open evening where they will hear from police officers, special constables, PCSOs, detectives and other specialist departments.

Potential recruits will learn about what it’s like to do the job, what the application stage involves, the training provided, fitness levels needed and the vetting and medical checks required.

There will also be an opportunity to meet existing officers and staff who will be available to answer any queries to help people decide if it is the right career choice for them. 

Superintendent Nav Malik said:

“This is a real opportunity for those wanting a career in policing to come along and see what we do.  We are offering people the chance to ask questions and get fully prepared in advance of applying to give them the best possible chance of success. 

“Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police protect people from harm across four counties incorporating many diverse communities.  We strive to ensure our workforce is representative of the communities we serve.  Therefore, I would also like to appeal to women and members of our BME communities to consider policing as an exciting and rewarding career.”

The evening will commence promptly at 18:00 and finish at 20:00 and is open to anyone over 18 living in and around Warwickshire.  No booking is required, just come along and report to the entrance area on arrival. 

Recruitment is currently open for special constables, police community support officers, cadets, police support volunteers and various police staff roles including opportunities to work in the force control rooms. 

For details of current vacancies please visit the recruitment pages on the force website: www.warwickshire.police.uk / www.westmercia.police.uk

Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police are not currently recruiting for student police officers but anticipate recruitment will open again later this year. 

-ENDS-

Notes to Editors

If you are interested in attending this event or arranging an interview with Superintendent Nav Malik, please contact Claire Jones, Corporate Communications Officer, Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police

Issued: 09:14am, Wednesday 18th March, Claire Jones, Corporate Communications



Published 24/03/15

Source Article from http://www.warwickshire.police.uk/article/9043/Police-Recruitment-Event—Wednesday-25th-March

Mar 26

Wellesbourne Bowls Club Spring Meeting

Wellesbourne Bowls Club  Spring Meeting  11th April 2015 at 6pm

Would you like to know more about the game of bowls and have a go yourself? Or perhaps you would just like to join a local club, watch a game of bowls in the summer sun and enjoy the social aspect of the game.

Whatever your preferences may be, why not come along to the Spring Meeting and meet our current members. We will be enjoying a buffet supper afterwards, no charge, so plenty of time to chat and get to know people. Our licensed bar will also be open, so you can also partake in a drink or two.

Our newly refurbished clubhouse, with its new disabled facilities, is very welcoming. You can hire it for social or business functions at very reasonable rates, and catering can be arranged too.

For further information, or to book a place at the Spring Meeting, please contact either Cathy Allfrey, 07885 716559, or Adrian Boldy, 07779 599420

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