Leeds East

Covering : Allerton Bywater, Burmantofts, Cross Gates, Garforth, Gipton, Halton Moor, Harehills, Killingbeck, Kippax, Methley, Richmond Hill, Seacroft, Swarcliffe, Swillington, Temple Newsam, Whinmoor and surrounding areas.

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Neighbourhood Priorities

Inner East

Ward Area: Burmantofts and Richmond Hill set and updated on 25th May 2022
Lead Sergeant: PS 4072 Nicholls
Lead Area Problem Solving Officer: PC 1411 Gordon and PC 5202 Daniels

To identify and disrupt young people identified as being involved in knife crime, urban street gangs and associated criminality across the Burmantofts and Richmond Hill ward areas.

We will proactively conduct high visibility patrols in optimal areas, to deter any act of crime and to provide reassurance within the community.
We will disrupt offenders who have been arrested for possession of a knife or offensive weapon, whilst ensuring they are referred to relevant support pathways to prevent re-offending.
We will liaise with internal policing units such as the Violence Reduction Unit and Operational Jemlock, to plan targeted operations and knife sweeps.
In addition, we will provide early interventions sessions in schools, work with youth provisions and third sector organisations to educate, raise awareness and prevent young people from becoming involved in serious and organised crime.


To continue to proactively deploy and work alongside partner agencies, on Ascot Terrace and surrounding locations. We will actively address any breaches in the Anti-Social Behaviour Injunctions issued, following  legal actions taken as part of the previous Partial Premise Closure Order.

We will continue to deploy resources to Ascot Terrace and surrounding streets, to monitor demand and address any reports of anti-social behaviour injunction order breaches. 
We will continue to work in partnership with Leeds City Council Anti-Social Behaviour Team to monitor reports and take legal action, against those repeatedly involved in such behaviour.
We will maintain contact with local residents through deployments, community groups and partner agencies.


Updates: 

We have actively worked alongside St Giles, to engage with young people identified as involved or at risk of being involved with knife crime as part of Operation Daydeat.

Several young people identified, have been diverted away from criminality and have positively engaged in the early intervention, support and diversionary activities provided.

As part of National Knife Crime Awareness week held between the 16th - 23rd May 2022, officers conducted extensive interactive and proactive work across the ward.

Several knife sweeps and community engagement points were held across the ward, raising awareness of knife crime.

Officers delivered educational and interactive knife crime awareness lessons in schools, targeted plain clothes operations were conducted and disruption visits were conducted at known offenders addresses.

Following on from the partial premise closure orders on Ascot Terrace and surrounding street locations, officers identified several young people repeatedly involved in anti-social behaviour and associated criminality.

Working alongside Leeds City Council Anti-Social Behaviour Teams, several injunction orders were granted in court in relation to the identified offenders.

We continue to monitor any reported incidents and breaches of these orders granted.


 
Ward Area: Gipton and Harehills updated on 25th May 2022
Lead Sergeant: PS 6785 Porritt
Lead Area Problem Solving Officer: PC 2640 Rawson and PC 79 Collett

To improve community engagement, particularly with new and emerging communities in the locality.

We will utilise key community contacts, to reach out to new and emerging communities in the area. We aim to achieve this by holding regular public and partner agency meetings and through attending local community groups, to engage with members, forge relations and build trust. 

To proactively work alongside our partner agencies, to address increased reports of anti-social behaviour across the Bayswater’s and Seaforth’s. 
We will deploy police resources to conduct targeted and proactive patrols, across the affected street locations.

Working alongside partner agencies and third sector organisations, we will engage with young people ensuring they are signposted into local provisions available. 
We will support youth provisions providers to educate young people, regarding the impact their anti-social behaviour has on local communities and we will take action against those, repeatedly involved in such behaviour.

To address reports and incidents that are linked to street drinking and drugs supply.

We will gather community intelligence to obtain and conduct drugs warrants on properties, involved in the supply of drugs.
We will identify those involved in street drinking across the locality, referring them to support provisions. We will engage, warn and take the necessary action against those who breach the partial closure order granted on the 10th December 2022.
We will continue to hold regular public and partner agencies meetings, to proactively discuss and address long term issues that adversely affect, the local communities we serve ensuring positive action is taken.

Updates: 

On the 17th April 2022, Officers executed four warrants simultaneously under the Misuse of Drugs Act on the Ashtons, Harehills. A total of 29 bags of cannabis were seized, one adult community resolution was issued, intelligence was gathered and two individuals were stopped and searched.

In line with the current partial closure order in Harehills to address street drinking, which was granted on the 10th December 2022 and extended on the 3rd March 2022 for a further three months, we have:

Issued 92 street drinking closure warnings, 36 individuals have been reported for summons and 7 individuals have been arrested for offences including breach of the closure order, breach of bail and drunk and disorderly. Three individuals have recently been prosecuted and fined in court, for breaching the partial closure order.

As part of of National Knife Crime Awareness week held between the 16th - 23rd May 2022, officers worked alongside Leeds City Council Youth Services to deliver interactive Knife Crime Awareness sessions in the community.

Young people designed t-shirts around the theme of 'Stop Knife Crime' and 'No Knives, Save Lives' themes.

The engagement vehicle was deployed across the ward, raising awareness of Knife Crime, County Lines and Child Criminal Exploitation.

 
Ward Area:
Killingbeck and Seacroft updated on 3rd May 2022
Lead Sergeant: PS 1161 MacDonald
Lead Area Problem Solving Officer:  PC 0826 Cummins and PC 4716 Lilley

To address youth anti-social behaviour, nuisance motorcycle demand and associated criminality in Crossgates, Seacroft and Killingbeck.

We will commit and deploy resources to the locations identified, particularly on late shifts and weekends when the reported demand is higher. Where available and appropriate other resources will be brought into the area, including Leeds City Council Anti-Social Behaviour Teams, Youth Services, Off Road Motorcycle Unit, Specials and Volunteers.
In addition, we will gather information and work alongside our partner agencies, taking relevant enforcement action, against any individuals involved in such behaviour.

To seek to reduce the levels of disability, race, religion and sexual orientation-based hate crimes across the Killingbeck and Seacroft area.

We will work alongside partner agencies and the hate crime coordinator, to ensure the vulnerable and repeat victims of such crimes are protected, ensuring the relevant support is in place.
We will challenge attitudes and behaviour that foster hatred, ensuring that any identified offenders are dealt with accordingly.
In addition, we will work with engagement officers to deliver Hate Crime awareness lessons in local schools, to increase awareness and educate young people regarding the consequences and impact of such behaviour.

Updates:

We have conducted proactive patrols across The Rein Park, Kentmere Avenue and Kentmere Approach following increased reports of anti-social behaviour, assaults, fires and criminal damage.

Officers will continue to work alongside Youth Service providers, to divert young people into available provisions across the locality and will be attending key provisions to provide a visible presence and engage with young people.

We continue to deploy across the ward to address Nuisance Motorcycle demands, several motorcycles have been seized to date and arrests made in relation to suspected stolen motorcycles and associated criminality.

We will continue to proactively deploy to address nuisance motorcycle demand, we will publish information regarding the seizures of such vehicles on our social media accounts such as Facebook, Twitter and Community Alert.

Working alongside our Partner Agencies in Leeds City Council, five individuals across the area have been issued with Anti-Social Behaviour Injunction Warnings.

We continue to monitor Hate incidents and crime across the ward, ensuring victims are safeguarded and we are currently working with schools, to arrange hate crime awareness lessons. We will continue to work alongside our key partners, who are delivering training, projects and support to victims in the community.

 

Outer East
 
Ward Area: Crossgates and Whinmoor updated on 3rd May 2022
Lead Sergeant: PS 3550 Nicholson
Lead Area Problem Solving Officer: PC 764 Drew and PC 1000 Bradley

To address anti-social behaviour and nuisance motorcycle demand, in the Swarcliffe area.

We will continue to conduct targeted patrols in the area, to address the increase in reports regarding anti-social behaviour and nuisance motorcycle demand.
We will work closely with the dedicated Off-Road Bike Motorcycle Unit, to identify those responsible for the anti-social use of such vehicles. We aim to achieve this by ensuring Section 59 Notices are issued, to individuals using Motorcycles in an anti-social manner and will seize vehicles persistently involved in such behaviour.

To address anti-social behaviour and associated criminality across the Langbars and Whinmoor Way area.

We will provide targeted and high visibility reassurance patrols, in the affected locations. We will engage with local community members and residents to gather information, listening to concerns raised.
We will seek to identify those responsible for anti-social behaviour and any associated criminality in the locality, ensuring the relevant enforcement action is taken against those involved in such behaviour.
We will engage with young people, signposting them into the local provisions available to divert them away from anti-social behaviour and criminality.

Updates: 


We have referred a number of young people into relevant support provisions and have worked closely with the Leeds Anti-Social Behaviour Team, resulting in several young people receiving anti-social behaviour injunction warnings and prohibition notices, for repeatedly being involved in such behaviour.

We continue to work closely with Youth Services and St Giles Trust, to engage and divert young people into local provisions available. 

Following increased reports in relation to Nuisance Motorcycles and Quad bikes, officers have been proactively deploying across the localities, gathering intelligence, obtaining CCTV footage and taking enforcement action against those identified.

Several motorcycles have been seized to date and arrests made, in relation to suspected stolen motorcycles and associated criminality.

Working alongside our Partner Agencies in Leeds City Council, five individuals across the area have been issued with Anti-Social Behaviour Injunction Warnings.

We will continue to proactively deploy to address nuisance motorcycle demand, we will publish information regarding the seizures of such vehicles on our social media accounts such as Facebook, Twitter and Community Alert.

Ward Area: Garforth, Swillington, Kippax, Methley and Villages set and updated on the 3rd May 2022
Lead Sergeant: PS 4037 Micklethwaite
Lead Area Problem Solving Officer: PC 3826 McAleese

To address public concerns of youth anti-social behaviour, drugs misuse and associated criminality particularly across Main Street, Garforth and Bulholme Lock.

Targeted high visibility patrols will be conducted at the affected locations, during peak times identified from call demand analysis and information provided by local communities. We will work closely with the Leeds City Council Anti-Social Behaviour Team, to respond to any repeat youths identified.
We will continue to support Leeds City Council Youth Services, who will be providing provisions and planned activities, across the repeat demand locations.
We will aim to inform, engage and provide advice for young people so they can make safer choices, whilst signposting and referring young people who need further support.

To target and address multiple road safety concerns including speeding and parking offences.

We will continue to arrange planned operations in line with Fatal4, to address speeding and driving offences in the communities we serve, along with utilising Speed Indication Devices to raise public awareness.
In addition, we will work closely with Leeds City Council Parking Services to address repeat incidents and reports of local parking issues and obstructions. Penalty Notices will be issued, to anyone found to be causing an obstruction and parking on a pavement.

Updates:

We will be providing an increased visible presence across Bulholme Lock, following increased reports of anti-social behaviour and fire damage.

We continue to provide targeted patrols along Main Street, Garforth to address reports of anti-social behaviour, public order and criminal damage. 

We continue to work closely with Leeds City Council Youth Services and St Giles Trust, who have also deployed to the streets identified engaging with young people regarding acceptable behaviour and safer choices.

During the month of April 2022, we conducted several speed checks across the ward areas, issuing five traffic offence reports, seizing two vehicles for obstruction offences, one stolen vehicle was recovered and one driver was reported for summons.

Neighbourhood Policing Team officers have recently trained in the use of the pro-laser speed guns, to enable more frequent speed checks to be conducted across the ward.

 
Ward Area: Temple Newsam and Halton set and updated on 25th May 2022
Lead Sergeant: PS 2029 Earnshaw
Lead Area Problem Solving Officer: PC 1438 Mortimer and PC 1024 Carter

To target and address reports of anti-social vehicle use and speeding on and around Halton, Whitkirk and Temple Newsam.

We will increase patrols in the area, utilise Speed Indication Devices and issue Penalty Notices to vehicles found to be causing an obstruction.
We will also request the presence of the Off-Road Motorcycle Unit in areas repeatedly affected by nuisance motorcycles, to address the reports received and identify persistent offenders.
In addition, we will conduct planned policing operations alongside the Off-Road Motorcycle Unit to disrupt those involved in the anti-social use of such vehicles, whilst addressing any associated criminality. 

To pro-actively deploy and work alongside partner agencies, to address repeat reports of anti-social behaviour in Halton Moor.

We will conduct targeted patrols across the area, during the peak times of reported demand and in line with information obtained from the local community.
We aim to identify young people involved and work with partner agencies, including Leeds City Council Youth Services, the Youth Association and Leeds United KICKS programme, to engage and divert young people into the local provisions available.
In addition, we will refer any youths identified as repeatedly causing anti-social behaviour into Leeds City Council Anti-Social Behaviour Team, for appropriate action to be taken.

Updates:

We have conducted targeted speed checks on Temple Gate following concerns raised at the Police and Community Together meeting. A total of eight vehicles were sighted speeding and warning letters were issued to drivers.

As part of Operation SPARC, officers have deployed across the Colton ward area. Several road users were issued with Traffic Offence reports for speeding and failing to wear a seatbelt.

Leeds Anti-Social Behaviour Teams have issued several young people with a summons, for breaches of anti-social behaviour injunctions in place.

We will continue to work alongside our partner agencies to monitor and address any breaches of injunction orders.

As part of of National Knife Crime Awareness week held between the 16th - 23rd May 2022, officers conducted three knife sweeps across the ward and engaged with members of the local community and young people raising awareness of knife crime.

Youth Services and the Youth Association continue to deliver diversionary activities and detached youth work in the area, inclusive of a street safe programme.

A host of provisions and activities were arranged by provision providers and the Temple Newsam Cluster Partnership, during the Easter Holidays. Police Community Support Officers attended the sessions, engaging with young people in fun activities to build positive relations. The sessions were enjoyed by all.

 

Community and Policing Priorities are reviewed frequently and will be amended in line with community concerns, identified risks and information obtained from local policing analysis. 

We will frequently share news updates on Social Media, Community Alert and via the West Yorkshire Police Website.

 

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