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Local Policing News

Knypersley RTA

Officers are appealing for witnesses after an elderly woman was injured in a road traffic collision in the Staffordshire Moorlands.

The collision happened at around 9.50am on Friday 15 November in Harlech Drive, Knypersley, and involved
an 83-year-old woman who was in collision with a white Mercedes delivery van.

The woman, who is from Knypersley, suffered serious injuries and was taken to the University Hospital of North
Staffordshire by air ambulance. She remains in hospital in a stable condition.

Witnesses are asked to contact PC Andy Hogan at Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 146 of November 15.

Kidsgrove Police Station

kidsgrove police station

Kidsgrove Police Station is located on Ravenscliffe Road, just opposite Aldi in Kidsgrove Town Centre. Kidsgorve Police Station has an enquiry office which is manned between the hours of 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday. The office is closed at weekends and at all other times. Outside of normal enquiry office opening hours, visitors can speak directly to a member of staff who can help via a wall-mounted telephone near the station main entrance.

The Kidsgrove Policing team is made up of the following officers;

Inspector:

  • Martin  Steventon

Sergeants:

  • Dominic  Young, John  Hughes, Mark  Speedman, Richard  Moors, Simon  Brownsword

Police Officers:

  • Caroline  Stevens, Dave  Killeen, David  Woodward, Phil  Smart

PCSOs:

  • Colin  Stepney, Damian  Wright, Matthew  Hough-Clewes, Nikki  Daniels, Sarah  Rhodes, Stacie  Barker

You can contact the local Police via email using the form on this link.

staffordshire police phone number

Appeals for Victims of Internet Fraud

Detectives in Halifax are appealing for victims of internet fraud to come forward.

They would like to speak to anyone who has tried to buy a vehicle from BCAV Solutions Ltd who were based in Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge.

It's believed there are victims across the country who have paid over money to this business but failed to receive the vehicle they were buying. The company was declared bankrupt in 2011 and following a long and protracted investigation two people connected to it were arrested and charged with conspiracy to defraud.

The two men - a 35 year old from Littleborough, Lancashire and a 42 year old from Rochdale will appear before Calderdale Magistrates next week.

Anyone who believes they have been a victim of this company should contact DS Ross Wadsworth at Halifax CID on 101.

RTC, Reginald Mitchell Way, Sandyford, Stoke-on-Trent

Police are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision in Sandyford, Stoke-on-Trent.

The collision occurred just before 6.10pm last night, Wednesday, on Reginald Mitchell Way (on the traffic island at the junction of Marlborough Way) and involved a red ‘Boom’ motor tricycle.

The rider, a man from the Longton area of the city, was seriously injured. He was taken to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire where he was sadly pronounced deceased.

The Air Ambulance and doctors attended the man at the scene.

The road was closed for approximately two hours whilst specialist collision investigators examined the scene.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact Sgt Ian Tanner at Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 598 of August 8.

Police Dogs Canine Cam

Staffordshire Police’s Dog Support Unit are taking the lead in search technology.

The team have acquired a new digital FidoCam - a camera unit which can be used by police dogs during searches.

The unit attaches to the dog’s head and transmits footage back to a live colour monitor. The digital gadget precedes an analogue version which had a limited signal range.

Staffordshire Police are the first force to use the FidoCam and it will further enhance the invaluable contribution police dogs make to tactical policing.

Insp Chris Dawson, Dog Support Unit, said: “This bit of kit is fantastic – it attaches to the dog’s head and we can get a live view of what they are seeing.

“There are many situations when this technology will be beneficial to our officers. For example, when searching for a dangerous person we can send the dog into a building with the camera to search for them, when they indicate a find by barking we will be able to see exactly what or who they have found. This will ultimately provide us with more information so we can deal with the situation safely and appropriately.

“It will also be extremely useful when searching difficult or inaccessible areas for missing people – a dog can make its way through dense woodland and undergrowth very quickly. While the handler will maintain verbal contact with the dog this camera will allow them to search vast areas a lot faster.

“The advancements in technology mean that the signal is much stronger and the picture is clear and crisp. The footage can also be recorded and used for evidential purposes.

“I am really pleased we have access to the FidoCam, it’s a really positive tool which I’m sure our officers will make good use of.”