11.11.22 – Robbery in Tunstall, Warning Over Historic Building Upkeep, Community Police Operation News, Local Weekend Football
Written by Hitmix Local News on 10 November 2022
A man has been arrested after a shop worker was threatened with a knife and a basket of items was stolen in Tunstall. Staffordshire Police were called to High Street just after 8 o’clock on Tuesday night.
The victim, a man in his 20s, reported two men entering the store with one of the men pulling out a knife when challenged to pay for a basket of women’s beauty products. The suspects then left the scene on a white Carrera cycle. The victim was left shaken but unhurt.
Shortly after, Staffordshire Police located one of the suspects as well as the stolen goods and a 29-year-old man, from Stoke-on-Trent, was arrested on suspicion of robbery. He remains in police custody while Police continue to work to locate the second suspect.
Anyone with any information, relevant CCTV or dashcam footage, should contact Staffordshire Police on Facebook, Twitter, or call 101, quoting incident 696 of 8 November.
Owners of historic buildings are being warned they will face tough council action if they don’t maintain their properties, after Stoke-on-Trent City Council secured two court case successes.
The city council took court action against the owner of Falcon Works, in Sturgess Street, Stoke and the owner of the former Central Hotel in Burslem, after the owners failed to comply with orders to maintain the sites.
Cllr Abi Brown, leader of the city council, said: “These cases send a strong message to owners of heritage buildings in our city. We are serious when we say we are declaring a zero-tolerance stance on the maintenance of privately-owned heritage sites.
“We are exceptionally proud of our heritage in Stoke-on-Trent and, as these prosecutions show, we will take action, using the planning powers at our disposal, against people who purchase heritage assets and then allow them to deteriorate.”
Staffordshire Police have made more than 130 arrests, seized more than £2,000-worth of drugs and caught more than 1,000 speeding drivers as part of a successful eight-week community policing operation.
The operation, which launched following the introduction of the new policing model at the end of June this year, saw local policing team officers focus on specific types of criminality highlighted to them though their 194 community engagement events held throughout September and October this year.
More than 1,000 people from across Staffordshire attended these events which included walk-and-talk events, drop-in sessions with commanders, as well as online chats.
As a result of this work, Police identified themes within the concerns raised including anti-social behaviour, drug-related criminality, vehicle crime and speeding.
Since then, we have upped our patrols in anti-social behaviour hot-spots; issuing dispersal orders in relevant areas, carried out proactive intelligence-led drug-related warrants and launched a specialist operation with partners to tackle vehicle crime, including theft of and from vehicles.
We have also run speeding and irresponsible driving-related work in key identified areas throughout the county.
To find out more about policing in your area, visit: https://www.staffordshire.police.uk/area/your-area/
For crime reporting, see https://www.staffordshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/soh/seen-or-heard/, Twitter, or call 101.
Call 999 in an emergency.
In local sport this weekend …. After their 2 – 0 win over Luton Town on Tuesday Stoke City are travelling to The Hawthornes to face West Bromich Albion, Port Vale are also away with a long trek to Oxford United and Crewe Alexandra are at home taking on Colchester. For our local non-league teams Kidsgrove Athletic are away racing Runcorn Linnets, Hanley Town are also away taking on Northwich – Newcastle Town are at home this weekend hosting Glossop North End providing a local football fix for any Stoke or Vale fans who don’t want to travel this weekend