Norton North Newsletter - April 2020

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News Bulletin

Runcorn Local Policing Unit, Norton North

April 2020

Crime update –

On 2nd April a male was arrested for drug driving in the area of Marina Village. This was following reports of a near miss with a pedestrian on Murdishaw Avenue.

Reports of drug activity around Southampton Close and the rear of St Martins and Gorsewood primary. Regular patrols have taken place in the area. Any info on this please call 101 to report.

We have received a couple of reports throughout April regarding bogus emails. The e-mail states that your computer has been hacked and a ransom is demanded with the threat of leaking explicit images/videos of the recipient to all of their family and contacts. ***THIS IS A SCAM – DO NOT SEND ANY MONEY OR FOLLOW ANY LINKS ON THE E-MAIL***

On 19th April there was an attempt burglary on Warrencroft, Norton. Offenders have tried to gain entry through the conservatory causing damage to the doors. Thankfully entry was not gained and nothing was taken.

On 27th April a male was arrested for cultivation of cannabis at an address on Norton Village. Cannabis and growing equipment was seized from the address.

Suspicious activity –

On 13th April at 3am approx. we received a call from a concerned resident on Culford Close stating that 2 males were hiding in her back garden. These males had made off from police prior to being spotted.

ASB/damage –

April seen a huge rise in reports of off-road motorbike incidents in the usual locations of Town Park, Stockham Lane, Murdishaw and Norton. We are receiving some good intel from the public that we are looking into. If you have any information on where off-road bikes are being stored or who is out riding them please e-mail

On 23rd April we received a report of vehicle damage. A brick had been thrown through the rear windscreen of a car which was parked on Dover Close, Murdishaw.

Roads Policing –

Tru-Cam speed enforcement was carried out on Windmill Hill Avenue East earlier in the month. We were unable to carry out enforcement later in the month as the processing laptop had to be sent off for a software update.

On 6th April we had a report from the fire service that a vehicle was on fire after a 2 vehicle RTC on the Junction of Norton Gate/ Eanleywood Lane. 1 person suffered minor injuries.

Schools –

We are not currently visiting the schools as we do not want to put the pupils and staff at unnecessary risk. We are however sending the schools a weekly presentation put together by our Safer Schools team full of activities, advice and positive messages from the police.
PCSO weekly surgeries that usually take place at Murdishaw Community Centre have been suspended until further notice due to COVID-19. We are holding online surgeries, keep an eye on the social media pages for times/dates.

Home Watch -

If any members of Cheshire Alert would like to set-up and become a coordinator of a watch scheme then we as the police will offer support and advice in any way we can, my e-mail is attached at the bottom of this newsletter and I look forward to hearing from anyone who wishes to set-up a scheme that we can get involved with.
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