Drug dealing ‘trap houses’ that blight local communities were targeted this week when neighbourhood policing officers, backed by a range of specialist teams, mounted a major crackdown in south Leeds. Officers from the Leeds South Neighbourhood Policing Team led a series of drugs warrants on Wednesday (6 July 2022) as
For this month’s column, I want to talk to you initially about our recent response to the force’s knife crime awareness week, Operation Sceptre. Knife crime has a significant impact to victims, their families and the wider community, not just in terms of individual incidents, but also in terms of
This month we have good news as it has been announced that crime is continuing to fall in West Yorkshire. In 2020 there were nearly 33,000 fewer victims of crimes in West Yorkshire. The West Yorkshire Chief Constable has confirmed last month that: Latest statistics by the Office for National
Knife crime has risen nationally in the past 10 years, but following the introduction of the West Yorkshire Police initiative, Operation Jemlock in April 2019, the region continues to buck the trend. Speaking in response to the most recent data released on the operation, the Chair of the West Yorkshire
Leeds Gambian Community pupils learn about the consequences of knife crime On Monday 11 February 2019, at The Gambian Community Centre in Holbeck South Leeds, over 35 young people and some adults were given a powerful insight into the dangers and subsequent consequences of knife crime by St Giles Trust.
Last week (Saturday 15 December 2018) saw a packed-out event at the Hamara Centre in Beeston Hill, to celebrate the conclusion and successes of the local ‘Play the Game’ youth leadership and sports project. The project has run over the course of 2018 – and saw over 100 local young