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Police warning after deaf people targeted in suspicious incidents

Staffordshire Police are warning deaf people to report any suspicious behaviour after recent incidents in Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle. At 6pm on Tuesday 3 October, a man claiming to be a British sign language interpreter arrived unannounced at a deaf man’s house in Porthill and insisted on taking him to a false hospital appointment. He wasn’t harmed in the incident and ...

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Staffs Police Urge Caution Against Bogus Officials

Following a number of recent distraction burglaries involving bogus Water Board officials across Staffordshire, Staffordshire Police are reminding people to be wary when answering the door to unexpected callers. There have been four distraction burglaries in the area since 1 September – two in Newcastle and one each in Burton and Lichfield. In each case the offenders claimed to be from ...

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National Drink Drug Drive Campaign for June

Staffordshire Police need your help to catch people that are irresponsible and drive whilst over the alcohol limit or on drugs. A national Drink Drug Drive campaign throughout June will see officers proactively targeting those people who choose to drive under the influence, and they need your help to catch people in the act. If you know someone who regularly ...

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Man charged following hospital arson incident

Royal Stoke Hospital Fire

Staffordshire Police have charged a 39-year-old man with arson following deliberately started fires at the Royal Stoke University Hospital and Staffordshire University on the evening of Wednesday 7th June 2017. The charged man has been named as Thomas Ashcroft, of Musgrave Crescent, Sheffield, and he has been charged with two counts of committing arson with intent to endanger life. As ...

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UK Police Memorial set to be built in Staffordshire

UK Police Memorial

Today saw the national launch of the fund raising campaign for the new UK Police Memorial to recognise the courage and sacrifice of the thousands of members of the UK police service who gave their lives to serve and protect our communities. Staffordshire Police are very proud to be police force responsible ensuring the safety of the National Memorial Arboretum ...

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Crackdown across Staffordshire & the UK on Rogue Traders

Across the UK & Staffordshire, rogue traders and forceful doorstep sellers were targeted during a national day of action this week.   Police officers and Staffordshire County Council’s trading standards team targeted known unscrupulous traders known to be operating in the area. It was the twelfth annual Rogue Trader Operation. Wednesday’s day of action was part of a week of activities being led by trading ...

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Local police commander available for chat

Concerned about crime in your community? Got some information to share? Want to know who your local officers are? Chief Inspector Mark Joynson, commander of Stafford LPT, and Supt Elliott Sharrard-Williams, who leads local policing in the south of the county, will be available at the farmer’s market, High Street, Stone, on Saturday 1 April, between 11am and 2pm. Local ...

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Witnesses sought to Priory Road burglary

Burglar

During the early hours of Wednesday 15th February (2:15am to 2:45am) two unknown assailants forced entry into a property on Priory Road in Stone.  Once inside the offenders confronted and threatened the male and female occupants, with the male occupant receiving a punch to his face. Police are appealing for anyone who was around this area or who may have ...

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New Lost and Found Service from Staffordshire Police

We get our fair share of lost and found posts on our social media accounts so can you imagine how many Staffordshire Police every day? These non urgent calls to the 101 service are often asking the same questions “what should I do with this item I’ve found?”. To try and answer these questions Staffordshire Police have no launched an ...

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Police warn of bogus callers

Police are advising residents to be on their guard against bogus callers following an incident in Stone. At some point on Saturday 4 February a man visited an address in Oulton Road. He rang the doorbell and the 88-year-old victim gave him access to the main door and went out to greet his visitor. On returning to his flat he ...

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