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14,02.23 – Woman tragically dies in house fire, Police Week of Action

Written by on 13 February 2023

The family of a mother killed at her home in Stoke-on-Trent last week have paid tribute to ‘a supportive caring woman who always tried to keep the family together.’

Valentina Cozma, aged 40, tragically died following a fire at her home on Campbell Road, Stoke at around 3pm last Thursday.

A post mortem provided a provisional cause of death, as inhalation of products of combustion.  

Her ex-husband, Georgian Constantin, aged 42, from Stoke-on-Trent is wanted in connection with her murder.

If you have information, please call 101 quoting incident 440 of 9 February


Staffordshire Police has arrested more than 300 individuals in a week during a crackdown on issues affecting our communities during the national neighbourhood policing week of action.

The week-long campaign, spearheaded by the National College of Policing, and saw all 10 local policing teams (LPTs) take part.

The focus of the week was: early intervention, problem-solving, improving trust and confidence and wellbeing.

As a result, in the seven days from 23 January to 29 January, Officers made a total of 314 arrests, safeguarded a number of vulnerable people and have held more than 100 separate community engagement events across Staffordshire.  These sessions have been held in schools, care homes and community hotspots to help prevent youth knife crime, vehicle theft, anti-social behaviour and burglary.

As part of this effort, Police also recently secured a number of closure orders, in partnership with local authorities, to board up problem properties linked to ASB, drug-use and disorder, in Newcastle-under-Lyme and South Staffordshire.

Staffordshire Police also disrupted drug supply in our communities, uncovered stolen goods and arrested more than 25 car theft suspects – charging more than 10 of them