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05.04.22 – SmartWater Forensics, VAST Volunteering, Kidsgrove Unexplained Death, Newcastle Town FC Girls

Written by on 4 May 2022

Staffordshire Police is joining forces with company SmartWater to deter perpetrators of domestic abuse and stalking by using forensic products to help protect victims.

Following a successful trial, officers will now support at-risk individuals across the county with forensic technology.

The idea is to deliver an additional layer of protection to victims; providing them with means of forensically marking important areas and items in their homes in order to help identify perpetrators.

The products provide a unique forensic code which have a proven track record for identifying property and linking offenders to the scene of their crime.

Research shows that 80% of people issued with SmartWater products reported feeling safer and 95% would recommend it to others.

For more information on SmartWater, visit: POLICE – SmartWater

For more information on domestic abuse and stalking and harassment visit:

Advice and information | Staffordshire Police


VAST Volunteering is looking for helpers for their Queens Jubilee event at the Dudson Centre on Tuesday 7th June. They are looking for volunteers to set up on the day, to decorate the Dudson Centre Courtyard, to assist with activities and also to help clean up at the end of the day – refreshments will be provided.  If you would like to get involved with this event email volunteering


Staffordshire Police is appealing for information after a man was found dead in Kidsgrove. On Sunday.

Emergency Services were called at 12.15 to an address on Lamb Street, where  a 44-year-old man was sadly pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

The death is currently being treated as unexplained and enquiries are on-going.

It is understood that the man, a pedestrian, may have been involved in an unreported road traffic collision sometime between 4.30pm and 5pm the previous day, Saturday 30 April, in the Market Street area.

Officers would like to speak to the driver of the vehicle or any witnesses, as they endeavour to establish exactly what happened.

Anyone with information is asked to message Staffordshire Police on Facebook or Twitter, or call 101, quoting incident number 271 of 1 May.


One of our local football teams, Newcastle Town FC hold a training session every Saturday at Roe Lane for girls aged 7 to 13.  The sessions which are held from 10 til 11 are aimed at girls looking to get into football or those who are looking to get to the next level of their game.  For more details go to the Newcastle Town website