Welcome to the latest Spinney Hill news.
Local officers, with support from specialist departments, have been responding to residents concerns over drug dealing in the Highfields. Months of work have led to the arrests of fifteen suspected drug dealers , three of whom have already received custodial sentences. Drug dealing never happens in isolation consequently the officers involved have also been investigating burglary, assaults and robberies.
Anecdotally it would appear that drug dealing has reduced in the Highfields, however it would be naïve to think it has gone away. Dealers cause real harm to communities through encouraging crime and damaging community cohesion. It is important that we keep information from the public flowing so we can target the right people. If you have concerns regarding drugs or other crimes please either ring 101 to speak to Leicestershire Police in confidence, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
As Summer finally arrives the diary is getting busy. Officers will be at the Highfield Summer Festival at the Highfields Centre on June 30. We will also be celebrating local Nirvana Football Clubs 30th anniversary on July 7 at Hamilton College. I believe this is a fantastic achievement for real grassroots club.
Lastly I am working with Leicester Youth Offending Service to identify what additional youth activities we can introduce this Summer. If you represent a community group that has the capacity to put on high quality activities for young people please get in touch and we can discuss funding opportunities.
Inspector Bill Knopp