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Safer Roads & Rural Crime Operation - Police conduct day time operation to disrupt rural crime.

Safer Neighbourhood Team, Local Policing Priorities Team and a Police Dog handler conduct joint operation in the area.

2019 06 10 Mini Op

On Monday the 10th of June 2019, Officers from the Broseley and Much Wenlock Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT), the Local Policing Sergeant, Officers from the Local Policing Priorities Team (LPPT) and a Police dog handler took part in an operation in the Much Wenlock area.  Two marked Police patrol cars, a marked Police 4x4 and two unmarked Police cars took part in the operation.

The purpose of the operation was to be a visible presence in the area of the A458, the B4368, B4378 and the B4371 following a number of burglaries in the area that have targeted quad bikes, mountain bikes and power tools.  These have taken place overnight and during the day. 

All Officers taking part in the operation had details of vehicles that have recently been reported as being seen in suspicious circumstances in the area by local residents.  The marked vehicles were able to to provide a visible presence and deterrence, while the unmarked vehicles were able to patrol the routes and keep an eye out for any suspicious activity.  The dog handler was available so that a full search of any suspicious vehicles stopped could be conducted.

A number of vehicles and their occupants were checked, no Police action was required.  Similar operations are being planned for other areas of South Shropshire to take place in the coming months, both during the day time and overnight.

If you want to report criminal activity, anti-social behaviour or any suspicious incidents, please call the Police on the 101 non-emergency number and one of our call handlers will take the information and deal with it appropriately.  If you want to report a crime that is actually taking place, or another emergency that requires an urgent Police response, please call 999 immediately.

You can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if you wish to remain anonymous, or use their online reporting form

You can email your Safer Neighbourhood Team by following this link to the West Mercia Website and choosing your area for your teams contact details, but be aware that this email address should not be used to report an incident that requires an urgent Police answer as it is not monitored 24 hours a day.

You can also follow your Safer Neighbourhood Team on Twitter for updates to this story and others for the area.


Published 10/06/19