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31.03.23 – Woman Threatened in Chesterton, Problem Property Closed in Cross Heath

Written by on 30 March 2023

Staffordshire Police are appealing for information after a woman was threatened at knifepoint in Newcastle-under-Lyme.
Officers were called to Audley Road, Chesterton, at 9.50 on Tuesday night.  A woman, who was walking her dog, was approached by two teenage boys between 9pm and 9.10pm.  She described being threatened at knifepoint by both boys and sustained minor stomach and leg injuries.  The victim was taken to hospital and was discharged later.  The dog was uninjured.
Following the incident, both offenders were seen heading in the direction of Watermills Road on foot.
They are described as white, of slim builds, and seen wearing dark-coloured hoodies and tracksuit bottoms and gloves.
Inquiries are ongoing and officers are currently reviewing CCTV of the area at the time of the incident.
If you have any information or dashcam, CCTV or smart doorbell footage that could help them, please message Staffordshire Police on LiveChat via their website or call 101, quoting 788 of 28 March.

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Police have closed a problem property in Newcastle-under-Lyme following reports of anti-social behaviour.
The address on Roberts Avenue, Cross Heath, was closed on Tuesday for three months and It has since been securely boarded-up.
The closure order was granted as a result of evidence submitted by officers, from Newcastle-under-Lyme Local Policing Team, which showed the property was being used by people displaying anti-social behaviour and associated criminality.
Chief Inspector John Owen, of Newcastle-under-Lyme Local Policing Team, said: “A property closure order is one of the many tools used by local officers to deal with problem addresses and tenants, who are having a detrimental impact on the community.  I hope that this successful application gives confidence to local residents that we will listen and act upon their concerns to deal with those that cause us the most issues.”
If you have been affected by anti-social behaviour in your area, contact Staffordshire Police through Live Chat on their website, or call 101.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.