This week there has been a stabbing, robbery attempts and West Yorkshire Police report on ‘Operation Jemlock.’
Tuesday, June 22 2021 | Man Due In Court Over Stabbing, Hebden Green, Whinmoor, Leeds.
A man is due to appear in court today charged over a stabbing in Leeds.
Darren Winstanley, aged 50, of Eastdean Grove, Seacroft, has been charged with Section 18 wounding with intent concerning an incident on Sunday, June 13, which resulted in a 52-year-old man being found in an alleyway off Hebden Green, Whinmoor, with multiple stab wounds.
Tuesday 22 June 2021 | Operation Jemlock Making a Difference in the Communities of West Yorkshire
A West Yorkshire surge to tackle serious violence, including knife crime, is continuing to make a difference to the communities of West Yorkshire.
Operation Jemlock was launched in April 2019 to run through all of West Yorkshire. It involves officers patrolling different high priority areas to provide a reassuring, highly visible presence within those communities.
Although every week is different for the Jemlock team, to give an insight into what they do between Monday 7 June – Sunday 13 June, the team deployed 100 officers in specific areas across West Yorkshire. The areas were identified through analysis as suffering disproportion levels of violent crime and within those areas, officers carried out over 800 hours of patrols.
A total of 36 arrests were made for a variety of offences, including possession of weapons, assaults, drugs offences, stalking and recalls to prison. Officers also recovered and removed 16 weapons from the streets and provided 46 intelligence reports to support future operations and activity.
Chief Inspector James Kitchen, of Operation Jemlock, said:
“Operation Jemlock continues to target those who are involved in violent crime and knife crime and the locations that they frequent. The patrols are evidence-based and we work hard to make sure we are in the right places at the right times to support the communities who are most affected.
“Having a visible presence, using strong enforcement and making meaningful arrests has shown to have an impact on violent crime, with reductions of 9% in knife crime and a 25% reduction in knifepoint robberies over the last 12 months.
“Understanding that enforcement is only one part of the solution, we work closely with the violence reduction unit and partners to bring about long-term change.”
Two examples of some of those arrests carried out in the week 7 June – 13 June:
- On Thursday, 10 June, the team requested a car stop on Tandem Way, Huddersfield. The vehicle continued with three people, who then made off from the vehicle. Two people were arrested a short time later and officers searching the vehicle found a large quantity of cash and suspected Class A drugs. A further bag of suspected Class A drugs was found, and a 40-year-old woman and a 22-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of Possession with Intent to Supply Class A drugs. A further 37-year-old man was also arrested. All three were released under investigation as enquiries continue.
- On Friday 11 June, officers on patrol attended Thornhill Road, Leeds to a report of two victims having been assaulted by five males armed with baseball bats and hammers. Jemlock officers led the enquiry and arrested two men aged 20 and 22 on suspicion of committing grievous bodily harm with intent. They have been released on bail.
Chief Inspector Kitchen added, “These are just two examples from one week of making sure we are in the right place at the right time to keep the communities of West Yorkshire safe and bring those who offend to justice.
“We will continue to work tirelessly to put ourselves in the right places to continue to reduce violent crime and knife crime.”
Friday, 25 June 2021 | Appeal: Car Stolen in Robbery, Kirklees
Police investigating a robbery in which a car was stolen in Cleckheaton are appealing for information.
It happened at around 1.30pm on Wednesday (23 June), when the 80-year-old victim attended the car park of Tesco in Serpentine Road to use the bottle bank.
While using the bottle bank he noticed a man had got into his car, a black VW Touareg, and was sitting in the driver’s seat.
An altercation then ensued which resulted in the suspect driving the car away.
The vehicle was last seen at St Peg Lane heading towards Gomersal.
Detective Constable Chris Eglen of Kirklees District CID said: “We would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident, or who has seen the car since the incident.
“We know the suspect had a cut to the right of his right eyebrow, which we believe he suffered as he struggled with the victim.
“We believe the car will also have some damage to it, as it struck another vehicle as it left the car park.”
Monday, 28 June 2021 | E-Fit Images of Two Women Released After Distraction Burglary and Attempts in Pontefract Area
Police have released e-fit images of two women they would like to talk to after a distraction burglary and attempted distraction burglaries in Kinsley, Pontefract.
Officers are appealing for information about the two females pictured following the incidents on Fitzwilliam Street in the village shortly after 8pm on Wednesday 9th June.
The pair claimed to be charity workers before stating that one of them was pregnant and needed to use the toilet. Access was made into one of the houses and money and bank cards were taken.
Entry was gained into another property, but nothing was taken. They were refused entry into a third property.
One of the women is described as 5ft 6ins tall, in her mid to late 20s, of slim build, with very dark hair in a ponytail and a gaunt face. She is also described as being about six months pregnant.
The second woman is described as ‘5ft 2ins tall, in her late 20s, with dark hair tied back, a chubby build and a chubby face.’
REGIONAL NEWS | WAKEFIELD | E-fit images of two women released by police after distraction burglary in Pontefract https://t.co/NSFi3nB0uS
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