Wakefield North East

Covering : Airedale, Altofts, Castleford, Featherstone, Ferry Fryston, Glasshoughton, Knottingley, Normanton, Pontefract, Whitwood and surrounding areas.

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Neighbourhood Priorities

Wakefield North East NPT Inspector: D. Jones

Ward 9: Knottingley. Priorities set on 01st April 2022

Lead Area Sergeant: PS4620 Crisp
Lead Area Problem Solving Officers: 
Knottingley: PC 5974 Jones, PC1232 Pool
Warwick: PC526 Ragsdale, PC2734 Turford

  • Anti-social vehicle use and speeding at Hill Top and Stranglands Lane. We will increase patrols in the area and work with partner agencies alongside our Roads Policing Unit to tackle the issues of the Fatal 5 (Speeding, Drink/Drug Driving, Seatbelts, Standard of driving, Mobile Phone use).  We will increase speeding operations in this area, looking to take positive action against offenders. 

Update 01/04/2022

  • Speed checks were conducted on Weeland Road and Fishergate on 17th February, where all drivers were found to be adhering to speed limits.                                                                                                                                                                                        
  • On 21st February PC Ragsdale and PC Houghton arrested a male for driving over the prescribed limit in Ferrybridge.                                             
  • On 25th and 26th February vehicles were seized in Knottingley, having been found to have no insurance or road tax. 2 x drivers arrested by local NPT officers to driving whilst over the limit for drink and drugs. Both males have been released under investigation for blood sample tests. 

 

Wards 12, 13: Pontefract. Priorities set on 01st April 2022

Lead Area Sergeant: PS4620 Crisp
Lead Area Problem Solving Officers: PC4320 Dale

  • Pontefract Town Centre. We are committed to tackling youth ASB in the town centre by having a consistent policing footprint and a designated PCSO. We are working closely with Partner Agencies to tackle ASB and related offences such as vagrancy through both engagement and enforcement tactics. We plan to deal with this issue by increasing high visibility patrols in the area. We will also use ASB Legislation if required to prevent the youths from returning to the location if warnings are not heeded. We will focus in particular around ASB hot spots - Valley Gardens, Town Centre and Horsefair Flats.                                                                                     
  • Anti-social vehicle use and speeding around our main roads, Pontefract Road, Wakefield Road and East Hardwick. We will increase patrols in the area and work with partner agencies alongside our Roads Policing Unit to tackle the issues of the Fatal 5 (Speeding, Drink/Drug Driving, Seatbelts, Standard of driving, Mobile Phone use).  We will carry out traffic calming measures and traffic operations with our local partners, taking positive action against offenders. 

Update 01/04/2022: 

  • In January as part of the NPT week of action, Officers from Pontefract and Knottingley Neighbourhood Policing Team were joined by colleagues (and horses) from the mounted section to patrol Pontefract town centre.  They targeted key areas of concern including shop theft and other retail crime as well as anti-social behaviour. Local officers met with residents and traders. NPT officers also attended Pontefract Town Centre on market day and Knottingley Morrison’s supermarket to man community contact points.                                                                                                                                                                           
  • Officers provided a visible presence in Pontefract Town Centre due to reports of nuisance youths in the area  sometimes in plain clothes. Several groups of youths were dispersed throughout the evening and sections of the group who were engaging with police were given advice about alternative places they can attend within Pontefract which are run by youth services.1 female youth was arrested for a public order offence and was later charged for that offence at the custody suite. The youth will be attending court in the coming weeks. A bike was also seized which was believed to be ridden by one of the suspects causing anti social behaviour.                                                                                                                                                                               
  • Local officers are continuing to work with our partners to tackle the ring leaders, parents, schools to divert and prevent persistent offenders causing problems. We are looking at a case conference for local youths to develop a an action plan for our main ASB offenders. There are several ongoing Court cases going to Leeds Youth Court for those youth offenders charged or summonsed with orders being requested for consideration.                                                                                                               
  • On 16/12/2021 officers from the Pontefract Neighbourhood Policing Team conducted speed enforcement checks on De Lacy Way, Pontefract . The speed limit for this road is 30mph. A total of 7 traffic offence reports were issued to drivers of vehicles with speeds ranging between 43 – 48mph. Many other drivers also received words of advice. 
     

 

Ward 2: Airedale & Ferry Fryston. Priorities set on 16th September 2021

Lead Area Sergeant: T/PS3437 Rushton
Lead Area Problem Solving Officer: PC841 Shaw

  • Anti-social vehicle use including off-road bikes and uninsured / untaxed vehicles.We will maintain community engagement to gather intelligence and have regular contact with local councillors, business owners, residents, community groups, Neighbourhood Watch Groups. Working in partnership with our Roads Policing Team and Off-Road Bike Team, we will respond to intelligence reports and increase high visibility patrols. We will maintain skills and continued professional development of officers to ensure they are equipped to tackle offences. We will execute days of action and enforceable speeding operations. Road safety inputs will be delivered to schools and local community groups.                                                                           
  • Tackle and disrupt the supply, cultivation and possession of drugs in the area. We are committed to investigating and developing intelligence received in relation to drugs. Working with the community and taking action on reports and intelligence received. We will provide regular patrols in the area to act as a deterrent. You can help us by reporting any information or concerns you have directly to us or by using Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or crimestoppers-uk.org

 

Ward 4: Castleford Central & Glasshoughton. Priorities set on 16th September 2021

Lead Area Sergeant: T/PS3437 Rushton
Lead Area Problem Solving Officer: PC599 Thimm

  • Street drinking – Public Space Protection Order is in place and will continue to be promoted within the community and enforced according to the legislation. We will continue to liaise with local shops and businesses with a view to identifying offenders. Working alongside local council Enforcement Officers, issuing tickets to those who breach the PSPO.  High visibility patrols will continue in this location, to act as a deterrent, provide reassurance and identify / deal with offenders accordingly.                                                                                                                       
  • Tackle and disrupt the supply, cultivation and possession of drugs in the area. We are committed to investigating and developing intelligence received in relation to drugs. Working with the community and taking action on reports and intelligence received. We will provide regular patrols in the area to act as a deterrent. You can help us by reporting any information or concerns you have directly to us or by using Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or crimestoppers-uk.org

 

Ward 3: Altofts & Whitwood. Priorities set on 17th September 2021

Lead Area Sergeant: T/PS 4041 Ballands
Lead Area Problem Solving Officer: PC5591 Swift

  • Anti-social behaviour and nuisance youths on Whitwood Common / Wood Lane and surrounding area. We will provide high visibility patrols in the area and proactively deal with any offences identified. Working in partnership with WMDC ASB Officers and our own Early Intervention Team, to identify individuals and encourage / prevent youths from returning to this area.                                                                                                                                                    
  • Anti-social Vehicle use and speeding on the Whitwood Estate and Whitwood Lane towards Altofts. We will increase patrols in the area and run speeding operations at these locations, taking positive action against offenders. 

Update 22/01/2022: 

  • We have maintained high visibility patrols in the area and have had no recurring reports of youths acting antisocially in the area. Feedback on the PACT meeting success that this priority has been met.                                                                                                                                    
  • We have conducted a further two speeding operations in the area and have publicised these on Facebook. 5 traffic offence reports submitted and numerous drivers given words of advice when appropriate in the circumstances.

Ward 6: Featherstone. Priorities set on 17th September 2021

Lead Area Sergeant: PT/PS 4041 Ballands
Lead Area Problem Solving Officer: PC6879 Miller

  • Anti-social behaviour in Purston Park and Station Lane. We will provide high visibility patrols in the area and proactively deal with any offences identified. Working in partnership with WMDC ASB Officers and our own Early Intervention Team, diverting young people away from criminality. 

Update 22/01/2022: 

  • We have provided high visibility patrols but nuisance youths have so far still cased an issue in the area. A business street PACT was conducted on 21/1/22 in company with a youth worker and ASB officer from Wakefield Council in order to better understand the days and times when anti social behaviour is an issue. Partnership work is currently taking place to try and improve youth services in the area.

Ward 10: Normanton. Priorities set on 17th September 2021

Lead Area Sergeant: T/PS 4041 Ballands
Lead Area Problem Solving Officer: PC1218 Hallatt

  • Anti-social behaviour in Normanton Town Centre and Haw Hill Park. We will provide a high visibility presence in the area and proactively deal with any offences identified. Working in partnership with WMDC ASB Officers and our own Early Intervention Team, diverting young people away from criminality. 

Update 22/01/2022: 

  • We have continued to provide high visibility patrols in the area to reduce anti social behaviour. A boxing boot camp has been setup to divert youths at risk of causing anti social behaviour to this service instead. On 17/1/22 officers were deployed in plain clothes and 4 youths were detained and taken home to parents. Further enquiries are being conducted into any offences committed. We have also met with local business owners, the council ASB team and local councillors on 21/1/22 to discuss anti social behaviour on the high street and put plans in place to further reduce it.

 

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Theft From Shop
Wakefield
Offence Date
Ref: WD3680
Make off without payment
Wakefield
Offence Date
Ref: WD3676
Make off without payment
Wakefield
Offence Date
Ref: WD3674
Theft From Shop
Wakefield
Offence Date
Ref: WD3671

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Dates for your diary
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The PACT (Police and Communities Together) meeting for the South East area will be held at the on the above date and time.<

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We will be holding a PACT (Police and Communities Together) meeting for the Altofts and Whitwood areas on the above date and time.

This meeting will be held at Normanton Police Station, Havertop Lane, Normanton, WF6 1FD.

The meeting invites residents and business owners from the area to join the meeting with local police, to discuss any issues in the community.