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Northwich Local Policing Unit

Policing the areas of Northwich, Winsford, Tarporley, Sandiway & Cuddington

Voicemail: 0845-458-6378

 23rd January 2017

Crime Update

At approximately 17:00hrs on Tuesday 17th January 2017 Police received numerous calls from a 39 year old male from an address in Abbotts Way, Winsford stating he wished to harm Police officers threatening to stab them. Police attended the address and the male continued to make threats brandishing a kitchen knife from the window of the premises. Police contained the incident and after six hours of negotiations the male came out of the house peacefully and was arrested for threats to kill. He was later charged with affray and will appear at East Cheshire Magistrates on 2nd February 2017.

At approximately 01:50hrs on Monday 23rd January 2017 Police officers stop checked a Blue Mercedes  on King Street, Allostock. The 26 year old driver was arrested for a positive drugs swipe for cannabis use. Whilst searching the vehicle in the rear officers recovered over 120 seedling cannabis plants. The two passenger’s one male aged 28 a female aged 32 and the driver were arrested for production of cannabis bush.
Overnight 18th to 19th January a transit van was entered in Birkenhead Street, Rudheath and power tools stolen.
At approximately 18:25hrs on Thursday 19th January a Cube mountain bike in blue and white was stolen from a roof rack of a car parked on The Riverside Restaurant on Warrington Road, Acton Bridge. The bike is valued at £2500. 
Speed Enforcement this week.
Middlewich Road, Winsford – Enforcement carried out on 17/1/17 between 14:57 and 15:40, 2 offences captured and submitted for summons.
Manchester Road, Lostock Gralam – Enforcement carried out on 17/1/17 between 09:18 – 10:18, 11 offences captured and submitted for summons.
Middlewich Road, Rudheath – Enforcement carried out on 17/1/17 between 11:35 – 12:23, 9 offences captured and submitted for summons.
Change in traffic law on 1st March 2017 6 penalty points and a £200 fine.
New drivers will automatically lose their license and will have to re-take their test!
Regulation 110 of the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986 (as inserted by the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) (Amendment) (No 4) Regulations 2003 creates a prohibition on the use of mobile telephones in motor vehicles in certain circumstances.
It is illegal to use a mobile phone, held in the hand, whilst driving or while stopped with the engine on, it has been illegal since December 2003.
110 (1) No person shall drive a motor vehicle on a road if he is using (for meaning of 'using' see below)         

a.     a hand-held mobile telephone; or

b.    a hand-held device of a kind specified in paragraph (4).

110 (4) A device referred to in paragraphs (1)(b), (2)(b) and (3)(b) is a device, other than a two-way radio, which performs an interactive communication function by transmitting and receiving data.
110 (6) for the purposes of this regulation – 

a.     a mobile telephone or other device is to be treated as hand-held if it is, or must be, held at some point during the course of making or receiving a call or performing any other interactive communication function;

110 (5) A person does not contravene a provision of this regulation if, at the time of the alleged contravention – 
(a) he is using the telephone or other device to call the police, fire, ambulance or other emergency service on 112 or 999
(b) he is acting in response to a genuine emergency; and 
(c) it is unsafe or impracticable for him to cease driving in order to make the call (or, in the case of an alleged contravention of paragraph (3)(b), for the provisional licence holder to cease driving while the call was being made). 
Drivers don’t be caught out without Business Insurance!
We do as a matter of routine patrol check vehicles to ensure they comply with traffic legislation including the correct insurance. Please check before you drive particularly regarding business insurance to ensure you have the valid insurance for your vehicle if you are driving for business purposes. Below is the legislation for insurance:
Section 143 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 provides that users of motor vehicles on roads or in public places must be insured against third party risks. It is an offence to use (see meaning below), or cause or permit to be used, a motor vehicle on a road without such insurance. 
143(1) Subject to the provisions of this part of this Act -
(a) a person must not use a motor vehicle on a road or other public place unless there is in force in relation to the use of the vehicle by that person such a policy of insurance or such a security in respect of third party risks as complies with the requirements of this part of this Act, and
(b) a person must not cause or permit any other person to use a motor vehicle on a road or other public place unless there is in force in relation to the use of the vehicle by that other person such a policy of insurance or such a security in respect of third party risks as complies with the requirements of this part of this Act.

143(2) If a person acts in contravention of subsection (1) above he is guilty of an offence.
143(3) A person charged with using a motor vehicle in contravention of this section shall not be convicted if he proves -
(a) that the vehicle did not belong to him and was not in his possession under a contract of hiring or of loan,
(b) that he was using the vehicle in the course of his employment, and
(c) that he neither knew nor had reason to believe that there was not in force in relation to the vehicle such a policy of insurance or security as is mentioned in subsection (1) above.

Don’t be caught out the penalty could be the following:
Discretionary disqualification
Obligatory endorsement - licence endorsed six to eight penalty points.

Date for your diary Saturday 10th June 2017
I am once again organising a Charity Boxing Tournament and dinner with support from New Era Boxing Club and Winnington Park Rugby Football Club. The event is to raise vital funds for St Luke’s Hospice and the New Era Boxing Club. 
The event will be at 7pm on Saturday 10th June 2017 in a grand marquee at Winnington Park Rugby Club, Burrows Hill, Hartford. 
The night will consist of 12 bouts of ABA junior and senior boxing, a three course meal, raffle and charity auction. This will be the fifth such event I have organised in recent years raising over £30,000 for local charities.  This is a great night for the local boxers to showcase their efforts in front of a crowd of 350 people.
Tickets will be £45 per head tables of 10.  I hope businesses both from Northwich and Winsford and the community will support the event to raise funds for worthy causes. 
If anyone wishes to book a table please contact Inspector Dave Snasdell on 01606 36 3214 or emailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Anyone with any information to support the Cheshire Police in any crime or incident please call Cheshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. Keep up to date with policing issues in your local area by following @PoliceNorthwich on Twitter.
Inspector Dave Snasdell