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Break-ins at Co-op and Morrisons

Stone police post

The Co-op supermarket in the High Street and Morrisons petrol station unit were both broken into in the early hours of Saturday morning (13th June). The incidents happened within minutes of each other and police are appealing for anyone with any information to get in touch. At around 3.45am, offenders forced the roller shutter doors in the loading bay area of ...

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Commissioner’s plan to modernise Neighbourhood Watch

Matthew Ellis and Chief Constable

Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Matthew Ellis, has called on people in Stone to shape a new and dynamic Neighbourhood Watch movement across Staffordshire which will focus on keeping local communities even safer and even more closely linked with local policing.   Neighbourhood Watch currently has over 25,000 registered members across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent who receive regular updates from their local ...

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Police and Crime Commissioner in Stone

Matthew Ellis speaks to shoppers in Stone town centre recently

Matthew Ellis, Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, will be in Stone on Monday 5th January to hear about the issues that matter to local people. He will hold a supermarket surgery at Morrisons in Mill Street between 2pm and 3pm. The ‘Let’s Talk’ event is the latest opportunity for people to tell Mr Ellis first-hand about crime and local policing ...

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Man arrested after Priory Road incident

Staffordshire Police

A man was arrested on Monday (21st July) following an incident in Priory Road, Stone, which saw a 46-year-old taken to hospital with “puncture wounds”. A Staffordshire Police spokeswoman said this afternoon: “We received a call at around 5.20pm on Monday reporting an injured man. The 46 year-old Stone man was taken to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire with ...

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36 bikes stolen in raid at The Velo Store

Bike theft

  Burglars knocked through two walls and stole a large number of bicycles from The Velo Store in Stone on Sunday night (1st June). Thirty-six bikes worth over £43,000 were stolen in the raid. Shocked staff discovered what had happened when they turned up for work on Monday. Staffordshire Police sent us this statement this afternoon: “Unknown offenders broke into ...

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Police Commissioner in Stone on Saturday

Staffordshire PCC

Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis will be speaking to people at supermarkets in Stone this weekend. The ‘Let’s Talk’ events will be held on Saturday 15th February at Morrisons in Mill Street from 11am to noon and then in the Co-op in the High Street from 12.15pm to 1.15pm. People are invited to come along to discuss any ...

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Appeal after fire extinguisher incident in Stone

Staffordshire Police

A fire extinguisher was set off through a letterbox at a property in Lichfield Street, Stone, on Sunday night. Police were called at around 10.40pm. A spokesman said: “The hose from a fire extinguisher had been put through the letterbox and the extinguisher triggered, causing the foam to cover the floor of the porch. No-one was injured and no permanent ...

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Six years in prison for Wine Cellar knifeman

  The man who robbed The Wine Cellar in Stone in September has been jailed for six years. Nicholas Overton, aged 35, was sentenced at Chester Crown Court on Monday 28th October for a total of nine knifepoint robberies in North Staffordshire and Cheshire, including the Stone corner shop in Oulton Road on Sunday 8th September. Overton had absconded on ...

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Body cams for frontline police officers

Frontline police officers, PCSOs and Special Constables in Stone and across Staffordshire are to get body cams. The body-worn video cameras will be rolled out to officers across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent in the coming months following a successful pilot by Newcastle-under-Lyme Local Policing Team. The scheme has been funded by Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis. Mr Ellis says ...

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