Neighbourhood Update From Market Harborough Police
11th August 2010
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Listed below are the priorities you told us about three
months ago and how we tackled them:
You told us...
The illegal possession and supply of drugs and any litter
associated with its use around Skippon Close and
Stuart Road, on the Southern Estate, Market
Harborough. We will carry out operations between 2pm
and 10pm, seven days a week:
We responded...
…by targeting people who our intelligence suggests
both misuse and perpetuate drugs offences within
Market Harborough. We have executed nine premises
warrants and run a number of plain clothed operations
to target drugs misuse within the town. We have had a
number of successes in the town centre. Over the three
months we have dealt with 34 individuals for drugs
offences on this beat - four have been charged with
producing or supplying cannabis, three have been
charged with possessing heroin or crack, 22 have been
dealt with for personal possesion of cannabis, and
others are on bail while we carry out further enquiries.
You told us...
To reduce purse thefts. particularly in charity shops and
independent retail outlets on the High Street, Market
Harborough, between 1pm - 5pm, Monday to
We responded...
…by continuing with plain clothed operations in
Harborough town centre. We have not suffered a theft
from person since 22nd March 2010. To date compared
to this time last year we have reduced theft from
persons by 33 per cent. This equates to six fewer
elderly and vulnerable victims of this offence.
Get in touch, make a difference
Your views are important and we encourage you to tell
us what issues you think we, and partner agencies, such
as the council, should be tackling.
Contact your neighbourhood team
Your neighbourhood team members are:
Sgt (0920) Pete Jelbert, PC (2178) Malc Roberts, PC
(1523) Paul Williams, PCSO (6192) Mark Illston PCSO
(6162) Tushar Joshi, and PCSO (6633) Rob Sleath.
Telephone (0116) 222 2222 - follow the instructions to
leave a recorded message and when prompted, enter the
officer’s identification number (shown in brackets).
Visit our website
Enter your postcode on our website at where you can comment on and
suggest priorities, view crime maps for your area, email
your neighbourhood officer, check police station opening
times and find out when your next local policing meeting
is taking place.
Come to a meeting
Attend consultation events in the community which are
held monthly in your area. Visit to
find your next meeting.
Visit or write to us at
Harborough Local Policing Unit
Fairfield Road
Market Harborough
Leicestershire LE16 9QJ
Report a crime
In an emergency - for example when life is in danger or
a crime is being committed dial 999.
In a non-emergency - for example not requiring
immediate police attendance - (0116) 222 2222.
If you have information about crime you can contact
Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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