APPEAL: Were you the good samaritans that stopped to help during Burton assault?

We’re appealing to trace three men who stopped to help during an assault in Station Street.

The assault happened at around 5.20pm on Friday 4 December near Balti Towers restaurant and left the victim, a 20-year-old man from Burton, with a serious leg wound.

The victim received treatment at Queen’s Hospital Burton but is now recovering at home.

A 17-year-old male arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm has been released on bail pending further enquires.

DS Neil Poultney said: “Our inquiries have established that three smartly dressed men stopped to intervene while the incident was ongoing.

“We are really keen to trace these good samaritans as it is likely they are witnesses to the incident.

“They’re described as two black men and a white man, aged in their 20s or 30s, and they were all dressed in smart office wear.

“They were walking from Burton town centre towards the railway station so it is possible they were commuters on their way home, going back towards either Derby or Birmingham.

“Our investigation into the incident is ongoing with continued enquiries in the area to secure CCTV evidence and speak to witnesses.”

If you witnessed the incident, or have any information, please contact DS Poultney at Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 670 of December 4. 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.

17-year-old being questioned following stabbing incident

appealing for witnesses and information following at incident in Station Street

10am: Saturday 5 Dec:  Detectives are questioning a 17-year-old man arrested in connection with the stabbing incident in Station Street, Burton last night. The injured male remains in a stable condition in hospital as the investigation progresses.

Police are thanking the witnesses who have already come forward and encourage anyone with information to call Staffordshire Police on 101.

8pm: Friday 4 Dec:  Detectives in Burton on Trent are appealing for witnesses and information following at incident in Station Street, Burton earlier this evening. Police were called to the location at around 5:20 pm on Friday 4 December to the report of an assault.

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A 20-year-old man was treated by colleagues from West Midlands Ambulance Service and taken to Queens Hospital in Burton with a serious stab wound to his leg.

At this stage it is believed that two other men were involved a disturbance in nearby. Anyone with any information is urged to call Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident 670 of 4th December.

APPEAL: Did you witness a multi-vehicle collision in Burton?

The collision happened at around 5.25pm on Sunday 22 November in Newton Road, Burton-upon-Trent.

It involved three cars involved, a Black Vauxhall Astra, a Silver Vauxhall Astra and a silver Audi A6.

Both Vauxhalls were travelling towards Burton-upon-Trent from the Repton direction whilst the Audi was travelling towards Repton from Burton.

The driver of the Black Astra, a 29-year-old man from Burton, suffered a chest injury and was taken to Burton Queens Hospital for treatment. His passengers, a woman and a 10-year-old boy, were taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital and the Royal Derby Hospital respectively.

The man was arrested on suspicion of drink driving and dangerous driving. He remains on bail pending further enquires.

The occupants of the silver Astra, a man, a woman and a child, who are all from Burton and a family of four travelling in the Audi, a man, woman, teenage male and female child, from the Repton area, all attended hospital for treatment to various injuries.

Fortunately none of the injuries were life changing or life threatening.

The three cars suffered extensive damage and the silver Astra caught fire after the collision but all occupants were out of the car.

If you witnessed the collision please contact PC Will Quarmby at Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 531 of November 22.

APPEAL: Did you witness serious collision in Edward Street, Burton-upon-Trent?

Emergency services were called to the report of a serious road traffic collision in Burton-upon-Trent at 7.15pm on Saturday, November 14.

The collision at the junction of Waterloo Street and Edward Street was between a red Yamaha motorcycle and a grey Peugeot Partner hackney carriage.

The rider of the motorcycle, a 23-year-old man from the Burton area, was treated at the scene by paramedics for serious leg injuries before being transferred to the Royal Stoke University Hospital, where he is in a stable condition.

The driver of the taxi, a 40-year-old man, also from the Burton area, did not report any injuries.

The road remained closed for four hours whilst specialist officers from the regional collision investigation unit examined the scene. We would like to thank motorists and local residents for their patience whilst the road was closed.

Witnesses to the collision are asked to contact the regional collision investigation unit on 101, quoting incident 660 of November 14.

APPEAL: Did you witness a robbery in Burton?

We’re appealing for information after a man was approached in Gordon Street at around 8.40pm on Thursday 12 November.

A black Volkswagen Golf pulled up alongside him, travelling the wrong way along a one-way street, and two male passengers got out the vehicle. They threatened the victim, a 30-year-old man from Burton, with a bladed weapon before stealing a quantity of cash from him.

Fortunately, the victim wasn’t injured but was left shaken by the incident.

The suspects got back in the vehicle and drove off towards Edward Street.

They are described as either black or Asian and had their faces covered with scarves and hoods. One male wore jeans and a tracksuit top while the second wore a full black tracksuit. The driver was not seen.

If you saw anything suspicious in the area, or have any information on the suspects’ identity, please contact PC Timothy Horsfall at Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 773 of November 12. 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.

APPEAL: Did you witness assault in Burton?

Detectives are appealing for witnesses to an assault in the town last Tuesday (6 October).

The incident happened at around 8pm outside Halfords in Lichfield Street and left the victim, a 36-year-old man from Burton, with serious facial injuries. He attended Royal Derby Hospital for treatment.

Anyone who witnessed this assault, or any anti-social behaviour in the area of Lichfield Street, Bond Street, Green Street or Fleet Street, around this time is asked to contact DC Martin Wildes on 101 quoting incident 860 of October 7.

Alternatively, you can contact independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or via their anonymous online report form at http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org. Your details cannot be traced and you will not go to court.

 

Keeping Burton Safe

A registered political party called Britain First is planning to hold a demonstration in Burton town centre on Saturday 17 October 2015. We also believe counter protests will take place.

Staffordshire Police’s top priority is the safety of the community, the demonstrators and the counter demonstrators. We will support and protect people’s democratic right to demonstrate peacefully, while balancing the rights of local communities, businesses and the wider public to go about their business without fear of intimidation or serious disruption to the community.

Your local officers are working very closely with our many partner organisations to prevent and detect crime, protect life and property and keep the peace, and as you would expect we will treat everyone fairly and with respect.

To help keep you informed about what’s happening please visit this web page. We will also be publishing updates throughout the operation on Twitter @ESTAFFSPOLICE and on this Facebook page. There will be lots more information on the dedicated website.

Your local police commander Chief Inspector Steve Maskrey will be holding an online chat this Thursday from 4pm to answer questions from members of the public about the police operation and he will be happy to explain what we expect to happen. Click here to take part. 

APPEAL: Did you witness Burton robbery?

An appeal has gone out for witnesses to a handbag robbery close to Andressey Bridge, Burton-upon-Trent, on Friday, October 2.

The incident occurred around 10am as a 39-year-old woman was walking from Ferry Bridge towards the library in High Street. As she approached Andressey Bridge, a male spoke to her and grabbed her handbag, which was worn strapped across her body.

As she attempted to hang on to the bag, she ended up on the ground and the offender pulled the bag so hard the strap broke. He ran off with the bag in the direction of Ferry Bridge.

The woman was uninjured but very shaken and distressed.

The offender is described as a white teenage male of slim build with short hair. He was wearing trainers and jeans. The handbag is described as grey with a gold coloured River Island logo.

Anyone with any information, or who may have witnessed the bag snatch is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident 222 of October 2.

Alternatively, they can contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or via the anonymous online report form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. Details cannot be traced and they will not go to court.

APPEAL: Witnesses sought after two shop burglaries

Two Co-op stores were broken into overnight between Thursday 1 October and Friday 2 October 2015 in Burton and Stafford.

Officers responded to reports of a break-in at the Co-op in The Precinct, Main Street, Stretton near Burton, at around 3.05am and a second at 4.15am at the Co-op in First Avenue, Stafford. A large number of cigarettes were stolen from both stores.

Investigations are underway into both burglaries and officers will be making inquiries to establish if the incidents are linked.

Anyone with information on either incident is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 50 of October 2. Alternatively, they 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 they will not go to court.

NEWS: Closure Order served on Burton house

Yesterday, Thursday 1 October, officers from East Staffordshire Local Policing Team secured a Closure Order on an address in Ash Street at Burton Magistrates.

They applied to the court for the order after serving a Police Notice on the address on Tuesday 29 September under the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014.

The Notice lasts 48 hours and allows officers to apply to the court for a Closure Order. This lasts for three months and prohibits anyone other than the landlord being on the property, or someone on their behalf if police are notified. Anyone else people caught on the premises faces arrest.

The Order will remain in place until 31 December.

Sgt. Giles Harper attaching Closure Order on Burton address - photo courtesy of the Burton Mail
Sgt. Giles Harper attaching Closure Order on Burton address – photo courtesy of the Burton Mail

Sgt Giles Harper said: “This action has been taken to prevent further issues at the address. In the past 10 months we have received more than 30 complaints of anti-social behaviour and drug misuse, while colleagues from East Staffordshire Borough Council have had reports of litter and excessive noise. These incidents have given ample evidence to secure the Order from the court.

“The address was having a really negative impact on other residents quality of life and this action should be a clear warning that we will not tolerate behaviour of this nature.

“The legislation that allows us to do this is fairly new and this is the first time we have used it in East Staffordshire. We will not hesitate to use it again if needed and will take robust action to deal with anyone who repeatedly engages in anti-social behaviour.

“Officers will be carrying out regular checks at the address and any unauthorised people found there will be arrested.”