Hinckley and Bosworth LPU Commander – June 2014

I am writing this article on a sunny Saturday afternoon as I prepare for a shift ahead in the city centre, looking after the Kasabian concert.  Looks like it is going to be a warm one too!  On days like this, most people will have windows and doors open to let some fresh air in.  Just make sure that you keep an eye on all points of access to your homes – opportunist burglars love this weather too!!

Burglaries levels are down on last year but we are not complacent.  Last Thursday we arrested three men suspected of being involved in a series of burglaries in the Hinckley area.  The ringleader has now been remanded in custody for other linked offences.  Thanks to DC Matt Wiggins and the CID team at Hinckley for working some very long hours over the weekend to bring this case to a positive conclusion.

We say goodbye to PC Sean Hannigan in a couple of weeks.  He is taking a five year career break to study a Master’s degree in Germany.  He will be replaced by PC Phil Hale, who is a very experienced officer and will do a fine job of filling Sean’s shoes.  Phil will be working from the Market Bosworth office.  Meanwhile, we all wish Sean the very best with his studies and look forward to seeing him again in a few years.

For up to date information on policing in our area, please follow me on twitter @HinckleyLPU.  I’m getting close to the 900 followers mark and every little helps!!  Thanks for reading.

Inspector Jonny Starbuck – Hinckley and Bosworth Police Commander

A significant element of our work at Hinckley is to tackle the issues that are important to the community. We regularly engage and consult with large part of the community as well as statutory and voluntary partners. I would therefore be grateful if you could take a few minutes to complete our on-line questionnaire and tell us about issues that you feel need tackling. It can be found by visiting this link.


We use the results from this survey to assist us with setting our neighbourhood priorities.

If you want to receive regular policing updates and information about the Hinckley area please sign up to our community messaging system, Neighbourhood Link.


You can also follow me on twitter