Posted by: westlancashirerecord | January 12, 2019

Reported Rural Crime Reaches Halsall

 Following information received directly to officers from a member of the public, two males from West Yorkshire were detained following a foot chase through land off Carr Moss Lane, Halsall. Both males have been reported for summons for offences under the Hunting Act and will receive court dates in the near future. Their vehicle has been seized  and a confiscation order will be requested upon conviction. Unfortunately one of the dogs sustained a serious injury and had to be taken to a local vet to be destroyed.

This is a typical example of how local residents can act as the eyes and ears of the police, helping to clamp down on crime and anti-social behaviour wherever it occurs. Residents will know when something or someone is suspicious, out of place or unusual in their community. I’m asking residents to “Call It In” and report any concerns they have as soon as possible, with as much detail as they can provide.

The information and intelligence we receive from members of the public can be absolutely crucial in preventing and detecting crime and anti-social behaviour. If residents could make a note of the following:

Is the suspect alone or in a group?
Are they trespassing?
Do they have equipment, dogs or firearms with them?
Are you aware of where suspects have been or where they are heading?
What do they look like?
Have they any vehicles? What are the number plates and vehicle make, model and colour?

To report suspicious activity dial 101. In an emergency, dial 999.


Responses

  1. Initial reaction is ‘great work’. But then the realisation that the van will cost more in admin to get back than it’s worth so may be scrapped at taxpayer expense, any sentence levied at magistrate’s is highly likely to be pathetically poor/ineffective, and if your neighbour’s burglar alarm sounds, the police refuse to attend unless a burglar can essentially be seen. We’re all screwed.

    • If reports are true of offences meaning sentences of six months or less means no prison then we are screwed. Not that police are in evidence anywhere near me or you. What a sorry state of affairs.


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