All the latest from our local Police team - September 2018

September 12 2018
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Welcome to your local neighbourhood policing team: Lockleaze: PC Rick Woodland, PCSO Charlotte Thompson, PC Sam Hewitt & PCSO Katie White.

Horfield: PC Jo Archer, PC Dudley Rowe & PCSO Tristan Fussell

Contact: https://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/contact-us/ or call 101

Another summer over and wow we actually had a summer for once!

Back to school, or maybe starting school for the first time, or moving on up to a new school. It’s all a new adventure. Whilst talking about school, I must address parking. It’s very simple, please park safely and legally. That’s all you need to do. We will be out in force popping up in the roads surrounding the schools in the area and we will be issuing tickets. Familiarise yourself with the school that you selected for your child and the surrounding parking availability. If you can walk, please walk. If you have to drive, please allow extra time to park and walk. DO NOT park on white zig zags, DO NOT block anyone’s driveway, DO NOT park in a dangerous manner and DO NOT park on single / double yellow lines – check the restrictions. There is no excuse and trust me I have heard them all before! There will be NO warnings, zero tolerance. Just remember your child will copy what you do, if you cross the road between parked cars then they will think this is the right way to do it.

And now for some good news. A local man has been arrested who was wanted for failing to appear at court twice. He was also a suspect in nine further theft related jobs in the local area. We are awaiting the outcome and I will update you later in the year.

Domestic abuse is a sensitive subject and I am going to talk about it here. Do you always need to tell your partner where you are? Not allowed to see your friends? Are you often left feeling anxious or scared? These can be signs of domestic abuse. Abuse is not normal and there is never an excuse for it. Our message is clear: The victim is never to blame. Many people who’ve experienced domestic abuse say they didn’t recognise they were in an abusive relationship until they were out of it. This is often because the abuse may start with controlling behaviour such as frequently checking where you are or psychological abuse, saying or doing things that make you feel less confident. This can get worse over time and may become physical.

There is a website with advice and support if you, or someone you know, is experiencing domestic abuse: www.thisisnotanexcuse.org

Please report abuse. We take all reports of domestic abuse seriously. If you are a victim of domestic abuse, or know someone who is, you can call us on 101 or contact us online. If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, always call 999.

Until next month PCSO Charlotte