Inspector Sarah Davies
I would like to start my Spring blog with some great news! Your local neighbourhood teams were recently recognised in the Chief Constables and PCC Award Ceremony for 2017. We received awards for Team of the Year, Bravery and Professionalism. I am extremely proud of all my officers within Newport East for their hard work and dedication to keep people safe.
Your team has been working with the local community to identify and seize off road bikes that are being ridden around the Alway ward in a dangerous manner. Thank you for assisting us. One man was arrested recently for dangerous driving and will appear before the court. We will continue to address this type of anti-social behaviour within your wards. Any information you can provide will be helpful. Please call 101 or contact your team directly from the details on our website.
Due to the time of year, deliberate fires are increasing. Lliswerry ward currently has the greatest increase within Newport East of refuse and vehicle fires. Lliswerry Action Group has met to address this issue and Operation Ash, which is an action day with our partners, is due to commence in April. I will update you with the results in my next blog. I would like to introduce and welcome Clare Amor to the force. She is a Fire and Education Advisor, a post funded by our Police and Crime Commissioner, to assist areas with anti-social behaviour and deliberate fire setting. Fire is extremely dangerous and we cannot emphasise enough the life changing injuries that playing with fire can cause.
Your Police and Community Support Officers are continuing to provide first aid education within our primary schools. Our first aid training proved valuable last month when CSO Dyer and CSO Smith helped to revive a man who had collapsed and stopped breathing. They were commended by Superintendent Glyn Fernquest for their swift actions to administer first aid and place the man in the recovery position to await the ambulance. Well done both!
We have three new officers joining the neighbourhood team; PC Mallett, PC Gardner and PS Priest. They have all settled into their roles and no doubt some of you have met them already whilst on their patrols. PC Gardner's first day was a success as a warrant was carried out in Caerleon under the Misuse of Drugs Act. A male was arrested for supplying Class B drugs and will be appearing in court.
There has been an increase of anti-social behaviour and criminal damage within the Sycamore Avenue area. This has caused some community distress and an issue that my officers have been working to resolve. Patrols have been increased within the area to try to reduce offending and identify those responsible for the offences. I am pleased to update you that at the time of writing this blog, three young people have been arrested for criminal damage and public order offences. All are on bail conditions not to enter the area and this has provided the residents with some respite.
I receive numerous emails where local residents are concerned with speeding within my wards. This is a "Your Voice "priority and your team continue to monitor and enforce offences.
Inspector Sarah Davies