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Reoffending falls again in Stockport

by Iain Roberts on 25 March, 2015

We were very pleased to see the inspection report of Stockport’s Youth Offending service praise our success in reducing reoffending rates – something that’s contributed to the fall in crime and anti-social behaviour in the borough. The Lib Dems have always championed evidence-led work to tackle crime and, though one crime is one too many, […]

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Stockport Council acts against “legal highs”

by Iain Roberts on 16 February, 2015

The Safer Stockport Partnership has commenced a new initiative targeting shops selling so-called “Legal Highs”. Officers from Greater Manchester Police, Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service and Stockport Council’s Trading Standards are working in partnership with Public Health colleagues in order to raise awareness of the dangers of these drugs and to ensure that premises […]

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An important message about rape from GM Police

by Iain Roberts on 12 February, 2015

Stockport Council is advising local residents to beware of a person pretending to be a Trading Standards Officer. Trading Standards have received a report of a man posing as a Trading Standards Officer and visiting residents who have previously been victims of doorstep crime. The man attempted to persuade the residents that their case has […]

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An attempted child abduction in East Cheadle has sparked over 30 reports of suspicious activity, but none suggest any further crimes have taken place. The initial incident from 13th January has sparked interest through social media and the press that exacerbated the issue. An attempt to quell the anxiety and provide some reassurance was made […]

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Youth re-offending lowest on record in Stockport

by Iain Roberts on 5 February, 2015

In 2006/7 962 offences were committed by young re-offenders in Stockport. In 2012/13 (the latest figures we have) that number fell to just 154. That figure represents a transformation. For ordinary people it means less crime, less anti-social behaviour and less fear. For the young offenders it means getting on the right path, sorting out […]

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Advice to help you protect your home from burglary

by Iain Roberts on 12 January, 2015

This time of year following Christmas we see an increase in House Burglaries where the offenders may use any of the following methods: Knock on on your door. If they don’t get an answer, they will go around the back of the house and force entry assured that there’s no one is in. Using garden […]

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iPod Nano used in Gatley cash machine theft

by Iain Roberts on 9 January, 2015

The Mirror and Manchester Evening News have coverage of thieves using the camera in an iPod nano to steal money from the Barclays cash machine in Gatley – if you used it in the last few days, please check your statements and report any theft to the bank and police.  

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Conman operating in Gatley may be convicted Sharston man

by Iain Roberts on 31 December, 2014

A number of residents have reported a conman working in Gatley. He has been approaching people and asking for money, often on the pretext of visiting a sick relative. One resident has positively identified the man as Garry Lyon, a Sharston resident who was convicted of similar behaviour in Didsbury back in June. A number […]

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Crime Alerts from Safer Stockport Partnership

by Iain Roberts on 20 December, 2014

Rogue Traders When did it happen: w/c 15/12/14 Where: Cheadle General Information: Properties are being targeted in and around mainly the Cheadle Area of Stockport by rogue tradesmen claiming to be giving an advance warning to residents of an upcoming roof inspection because of the age of the houses. This is neither a Government nor […]

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