OPERATION NEMESIS UPDATE: 10 charged

Update: Wed 24 February

Ten men arrested as part of Operation Nemesis have all been charged with one count of conspiracy to supply class A drugs (cocaine).

One has appeared before magistrates this morning (Wed) and been remanded in custody, the other nine have been bailed to appear before magistrates in Cannock on a date to be fixed.

Marc Brookes, aged 40, of Moreton Parade, Newcastle, appeared before magistrates in Newcastle this morning and was remanded in custody to appear back at the court at a later date.

The following nine have all been charged with conspiracy to supply class A drugs (cocaine) and will appear at court in due course.

Thomas Chapman, aged 26, of Heaton Terrace, Porthill, Newcastle.

Andrew Szulc, aged 51,of Easdale Place, Newcastle.

Anthony Colton, aged 29, of Chiltern Place, Newcastle.

Samuel Giliker, aged 29, of Moreton Parade, Newcastle.

Andrew Edwards, aged 35, of  Whitchurch Grove, Newcastle.

Andrew Pickerill, aged 32, of Heath Avenue, Newcastle.

Nicholas Hickson, aged 45, formerly of Moorfields, Stafford.

David Birks, aged 43, of Pear Tree Lane, Newcastle.

Robert Farrow, aged 43, from Trevithick Close, Bentilee, Stoke-on-Trent.

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Ten men have been arrested in connection with suspected drugs offences as part of Operation Nemesis.

As part of a pre-planned operation by Staffordshire Police and the National Crime Agency the 10 were arrested at various locations this morning, Tuesday, at approximately 7am.

They have been taken into custody where they will be questioned.

The men are aged between 26 and 51 and live in the Newcastle, Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford areas.

Arrests at a number of addresses were followed by searches. Officers have recovered a quantity of powder, suspected to be class A controlled drugs. This will now be subject to a detailed forensic examination.

DI Lesley Fowler, from Staffordshire Police, said: “We are committed to tackling drug crime in the communities we serve.

“Today’s arrests form part of the force’s ongoing Operation Nemesis campaign, which specifically targets those suspected of drug crime.

“Thanks to information received from members of the public we were able to arrest a number of people suspected of being involved in such activity following months of investigative work.

“Operation Nemesis forms part of our daily business and we will continue to act on information received about suspected drug crime.

“If you suspect it, report it.”

Anyone with information on drug crime in their community is urged to report it by calling 101.

 

Man charged with murder following investigation in Abbey Hulton, Stoke-on-Trent

Detectives have this evening charged a 31-year-old man with murder following the incident yesterday at Cliveden Road, Abbey Hulton, Stoke on Trent.

Barry Knapper, 31 years old of Cliveden Road, Abbey Hulton will appear before magistrates in the morning.

Whilst the formal identification is still to be completed, detectives believe the victim to be Lisa Reynolds, 30 years old of that address. A cause of death is not yet known and a post mortem examination will take place tomorrow (Tuesday) afternoon. 

Did you witness collision on Sandon Road, Meir?

Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious collision involving a motorcyclist and a car on Sandon Road at its junction with Ednam Place, Meir.

The incident happened shortly after 6pm on Friday, February 5.

A 50-year-old male motorcyclist from the Stoke-on-Trent area sustained a serious leg injury and remains in hospital.

The car failed to stop at the scene.

If you have any information on the collision please call 101, quoting incident 615 of February 5.

Alternatively, you can call the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or use their anonymous online form at http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org. Details cannot be traced and you will not have to go to court.

 

 

Two charged in Cannock under Operation Nemesis

A man and a woman have been charged as part of Staffordshire Police’s campaign Operation Nemesis targeting those suspected of drug dealing.

Rohan Baig, aged 23, of no fixed address, and 20-year-old Grayce Jodie Gittings, of Mozart Court, Cannock were arrested on Eskrett Street, Hednesford, Cannock at around 2pm yesterday, Tuesday, February 16.

They have been charged with being concerned in the supply of Class ‘A’ drugs.

Both have been remanded in custody to appear before Magistrates tomorrow, Thursday, February 18.

Detective Sgt Stuart Carter, from Cannock Local Policing Team (LPT) said: “Yesterday’s operation was an immediate response to information received from the local community about suspected drug dealing in the area. We responded to these concerns and we remain committed to acting upon the information we receive.

“Operation Nemesis is the force’s commitment to tackling drug dealers and bringing them to justice; we do not tolerate drug dealing and drugs misuse in Staffordshire.”

Two officers were injured during the incident. An officer was treated at hospital for minor leg injuries and discharged. A second officer received treatment from paramedics at the scene but did not require hospital treatment.

Anyone suspecting drug dealing in their community is asked to call Staffordshire Police on 101. Alternatively, contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their anonymous online form at http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, calls cannot be traced and you will not have to go to court.

Anyone who may have witnessed the Hednesford incident is asked to call 101, quoting incident 393 of February 15.

TWO ARRESTED IN CANNOCK FOR DRUGS AND MOTORING OFFENCES

Two teenage men have been released on bail after being arrested in Cannock following a short pursuit.

The two, aged 17 and 19 and from the Heath Hayes area of Cannock, were spotted driving a silver Renault Clio in the Heath Hayes area at around 8.45 pm last night (Tuesday). When they declined to stop a short pursuit ensued which ended when the car mounted a kerb and blew a tyre. Fortunately, no one was injured during the incident.

Both occupants were detained on suspicion of possessing a Class A drug and vehicle offences. The two were released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Anyone with any information is asked to ring 101 quoting incident 714 of 16 February.

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MAN ARRESTED IN STONE AFTER ROUTINE STOP

A 50 year-old man from Stoke-on-Trent has been arrested on suspicion of money laundering after a routine stop in Stone.

The man was driving southbound on the A34 at around 10 am yesterday (Tuesday)when he was stopped by officers near to the Stone Industrial Estate.

A search found that he was in possession of a large quantity of cash and was unable to provide an explanation as to why he had it.

After being questioned, he was bailed pending further enquiries.

Anyone with any information is asked to ring 101 quoting incident 171 of 16 February.
Alternatively you can contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

UPDATE: Two more arrested following incident in Meir, S-o-T

UPDATE: An investigation into disorder in and around the Meir area of Stoke-on-Trent is ongoing.

Two more teenagers (both aged 16 and from Stoke-on-Trent) have been arrested in connection with the incident on Sunday night, bringing the total to eight males arrested.

All eight have been bailed, pending further inquiries.

Yesterday (Mon) local neighbourhood officers carried out high visibility patrols in the area to reassure the community. This will continue in the coming days.

A detailed investigation into Sunday night’s disorder is ongoing, and anyone with information who has not yet come forward is urged to do so.

As part of the investigation two air weapons have been recovered and are now subject to a forensic examination.

If you have any information please call us on 101, quoting incident 553 of February 14, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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OFFICERS ISSUE CCTV OF BROWN LEES POST OFFICE ROBBERS

Officers investigating a robbery at Brown Lees post office in December have issued a CCTV image of the offenders.

The offence took place at around 4.35 pm Monday 7 December 2015 at Brown Lees Post Office.

Two people wearing motorcycle helmets, one of whom was carrying a baseball bat, burst into the shop and ripped out the till relating to the shop side of the business. Fortunately, no one was injured.

Both were wearing motorcross style helmets and made off on an off road motorbike.

DS Tim Boulton said, “This incident was very scary for the two members of staff in the shop. Fortunately, no one was hurt but they have both been shaken by what happened. It would have been a busy time of day so someone may well have seen these two offenders riding away from the post office. We believe they went in the direction of Lyneside Road and may well have been riding in an erratic manner.”

Anyone who has any information is asked to ring 101 quoting incident 502 of 7 December.

 

Alternatively you can contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at

www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.Ends

DID YOU SEE BURGLARS IN CODSALL?

Officers investigating a burglary at a shop in Codsall in the early hours of today (Tuesday) are appealing for witnesses.

Four unknown offenders broke into the Co-op News Express store on Wolverhampton Rd, Codsall at around 2.30 am and stole a quantity of cigarettes. The four, all wearing dark clothing and balaclavas, gained entry to the shop by forcing a roller shutter blind and making a hole in the glass. They placed the cigarettes in a large white sack before leaving the shop and running towards a dark coloured estate car and heading off down Wolverhampton Rd towards Codsall village.

Anyone with any information is asked to ring 101 quoting incident 41 of 16 February.

Alternatively you can contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court. Ends

 

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