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Burglary Is A Rotten Crime – What can We Do About It?

Recently there has been a burglary in Ashmore Park that has had a lot of attention on Social Media.

Burglary is a rotten crime, and we need to do as much as we can to tackle this crime and others,We need together do what we can to ensure that we all keep an eye open for neighbours property. It would be really great if we could improve and create more Neighbourhood Watch teams.

I was impressed to day when I was doing some investigations of my own in Perks Road to be challenged by ‘Reg’ who wanted to know what I was doing!

We need more people like Reg – Willing to challenge suspicious looking people.

Now the 2016 statistics  only run from January to May 2016 they get updated every month in arrears.

I looked at the Burglary stats for Wednesfield North, and the current statistics inform me that there have been 19 burglaries in Wednesfield North in the first 5 months of the year 2016.

I compared that statistic with the 2015 and 2014 statistics.

  • First 5 months Jan to May 2016- 19 Burglaries
  • First 5 months Jan – May 2015 – 19 Burglaries
  • First 5 months Jan – May 2014 – 34 Burglaries.

Instantly we can see that 2015 & 2016 stats for the same periods of the year, show the same level of Burglaries, but that was a massive improvement on the 2014 statistics which indicate burglary was running at a 44% higher margin!

Now these statistics are only here to give you an idea of what is taking place in our Ward as far as burglary is concerned. I strongly feel that 19 burglaries are much too high for our community to suffer. But the police by their selves will not make the difference we want. Our community together can help, through Neighbourhood Watch schemes, reporting suspicious activity etc.

If you would like to hear what the currents crime trends in Wednesfield North are (which includes these following areas – Ashmore Park; Springhill; Woodend; Coppice farm; Oaklands; Wyvern Park) then I would urge you to come along to the Local Police & Community Together meeting. So my invitation is –

Why not come along to the Wednesfield North PACT Meeting, and listen to the Police team responsible for crime issues in Wednesfield North.

The meeting will take place on Wednesday 17th August 7.00pm at The Hub on Ashmore Park  Wednesfield. You can then ask questions directly to the Police team. Your Councillors will also be present at the meeting.!cid_image001_png@01D0C3F7 Police

‘Partners and Community Together’

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‘Partners and Community Together’

The Hub at Ashmore Park, Griffiths Drive.

7:00 pm Wednesday 17th August 2016

Sergeant Danher together with other agency partners, invite you to attend the next meeting of the Wednesfield North PACT open meeting.  You can influence the policing priorities in your Neighbourhood at the

Open meeting starting at 7:00 pm.

 You will also receive information on how crime & Anti social Behaviour are being tackled in this Neighbourhood.

For further information please contact Sergeant Martin Danher on 0845 113 5000 ( or Abdul Rahim on 01902 556617 (

Welcome to Wednesfield North !

Meet Sgt Danher the new Police Sgt for Wednesfield. Sgt Danher is originally from Wednesfield….and is looking forward to meeting and working with Wednesfield North residents.. Sgt Stanley has moved elsewhere in the Police service. Great Thanks to Sgt Stanley he did well for us. Good Luck to him in his new role.

A DrugWipe being used by Police- Leads to 8,000 Drivers Being Arrested!

A new tool is now being used by every police force in the UK.

It’s a drug wipe developed by the Confederation of Passenger Transport member D-Tech.

The overwhelming consensus on DrugWipe, is that it has become a vital tool in the fight against drug driving and is an effective and very credible deterrent.

New figures announced by a BBC  show informed that the number of motorists being arrested, charged and prosecuted for drug driving offences had soared drastically. In what is a start from nothing, some 8,000 drivers from across the UK were arrested for driving while under the influence of drugs in the year 2 March 2015 to 28 February 2016, compared to just 870 during 2014 / 2015.

I am being informed by constituents here in Wednesfield, that there is more and more anecdotal evidence of cannabis users smoking whilst they drive on local roads. The pungent smell of cannabis is drifting out of cars, and is now causing much concern in the locality. These national statistics are huge, and must act like a red warning light to Police and other Law Agencies & Authorities.

Impaired driving is a huge threat to safety, and the size of the numbers being quoted by D-Tech shows we have a very big battle on our hands to reduce Drug-Driving. Do you have a view on drug driving locally?Blue Light


Wednesfield North Partners & Community Together -Date for Next Meeting

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The Hub at Ashmore Park, Griffiths Drive.

7:00 pm Tuesday 26th July 2016

Wednesfield Police, together with other agency partners, invite you to attend the next meeting of the Wednesfield North PACT open meeting.  You can influence the policing priorities in your Neighbourhood at the

Open meeting starting at 7:00 pm.

You will also receive information on how crime & Anti social Behaviour are being tackled in this Neighbourhood.

For further information please contact Abdul Rahim on 01902 556617 (

Wednesfield Police Chief Bids Farewell!

On Friday15/June 2016 Wednesfield POLICE Sgt David Stanley left his current role with Wednesfield Police team, to play another role in the Police force in Wolverhampton . I am told it’s an exciting appointment, and one he applied for. I wish him well in his new role!

I want to say what a pleasure it has been to have  Sgt Stanley working so hard for WEDNESFIELD. He is a very nice man as well as being a first class Police officer. I have had my arguments with him over the years, but I do think he leaves Wednesfield having made a very great contribution to law and order and keeping our Neighbourhoods as ‘low crime  Wards’.

I wish him well in his new job, and wish to welcome from Wednesday 20th July his replacement PS Martin DANHER.

I will miss ‘Stan’ and I wish him the best in his new role with West Midlands Police. I am sure PS Danher will want to achieve the best results he can for Wednesfield, and make his own contribution to keeping Wednesfield in the lower echelons of the crime league tables.

I am sure our residents will wish Sgt Stanley well in his new role, and will enthusiastically greet Sgt Danher his new replacement onto the Beat.West Midlands Police


Neighbours Beware – Broad Lane North/South & Wyvern Park. Newly Updated

Hi Neighbours!

Just a warning do not become a victim of crime! I know its easy to say, and hard to achieve. But Vehicle Crime is easy to commit if we make it easy for the thieves that are just waiting for you to make a mistake, or be forgetful.

In the early hours of this morning there was a thief about on a bicycle in Broad Lane North indeed around 3.30am a lad on a cycle took advantage of an error I made, and made off with my Golf Clubs, my golf cart and my mobile. He came back three times to make good his getaway! How do I know all this? Well a kindly neighbour interrogated his CCTV and it is all on there.

What he  didn’t like was my clothing style, He took off with the Golfing Gear and a hand hold, but not before he took out my clothes from the handhold.

My Jacket and my golf shoe’s were left behind. Plus leaving my shirt neatly folded. He however  did want the Jimmy Choo aftershave, and the sun lotion!

I am livid with myself for being so accommodating to this thief. I am fearful other personal  items that were in the car have also disappeared. Even worse has been the complete loss of a day as you have to make alternative arrangements and report items etc.

In short please be careful – Do not make life easy for those that want your hard earned property this thief on a bike will be back……..looking for some other easy victim. Just make sure it isn’t you! Oh if by luck you know who it is, or saw this lad pedalling and pulling Golf Clubs …..let me know please! My clubs are Ping! By the way if you have cctv and live in Broad Lane South have a gander and look if you have any images…..


Update 1 – Friday 7.00pm

Now we are getting somewhere, The Police have been around to see me in the last hour. Plus following the comments I have made on social media. I am aware now of two cctv film images of the gentleman on a bike. One of him visiting me in Broad Lane North and another image last night of him trying cars in Broad Lane South.

So if you have cctv and live anywhere around Broad Lane North/South area, and would like to join this detective story ,please check your own CCTV?

I know he was at my house at 3.30 am. He left a box of Indian chocolates from a shop in Handsworth on the hanging basket whilst he rummaged around in my car. We think he might have taken this box from another place/or another car, just before he did me? Anyone missing ‘designer’ chocolates with nuts from an Indian Shop in Handsworth?!!cid_image001_png@01D0C3F7 Police


Up date 4 – France Under Attack – Again!

CnYxOexVMAEI5U3 France* Update 4 – As you awake this Friday morning the death toll in Nice – France is now at 84 with 18 injured according to the BBC. This is a sad, sad, day in Nice. My heart goes out to all the families of those dead and injured. I am sure everyone who lives in Wednesfield this morning will be horrified at this terrorist attack, and will want to stand in sympathy with Nice. Plus offer condolences to those poor families who have now to face up to the consequences of this heinous crime. 


* Update 3 – The latest information suggests that there is NO hostage situation in Nice…and the death toll being reported by News Agencies suggest that the death toll of the people hit by the truck is now 60


Shocking images from what is being described as an attack in Nice France,

they are suggesting that some thirty people have died, and the French Police opened fire

on the truck….Poor France…Condolences from Wednesfield. UPDATE- There are reports setting out that it is a terrorist attack..& Fox News are now suggesting there is an accomplice nearby with hostages…fast moving story….

Protect Yourself – The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau Gives Warning!

!cid_image001_png@01D0C3F7 PoliceThe National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has noticed an increase in reports of fraudsters placing fake letter boxes on residential properties in an attempt to harvest the mail.

Residents are sometimes unaware of the fake letterbox as the fraudsters will periodically remove the item, which may leave notable markings. The mail is then used to open various lines of credit with financial providers in the name of the innocent resident.   Protect Yourself

  • Be vigilant and check for any suspicious activity, tampering of your post/letterbox or for suspicious glue markings on the wall.
  • Check all post received from financial institutions, even if it appears unsolicited.
  • Consider reporting theft of mail to your local police force and any cases of identity fraud to Action Fraud.
  • If you have been a victim of identity fraud consider Cifas Protection Registration (
  • If you, or anyone you know, has been affected by this fraud or any other scam, report it to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040 or visiting

Beware Burglars About!

I am being informed that there has been a second burglary in Sandy Crescent Ashmore Park last night.

Please please keep a watchful eye on your neighbours property. If you see anything suspicious contact the Police.

There is obviously someone about in Wednesfield North and I will be speaking with the Police about this later today. In the meantime, keep your windows and doors locked when you go to bed, or when you leave your house. !cid_image001_png@01D0C3F7 Police